Strike in Germany on Wednesday

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  • Anonymous
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    Londonian
    Participant

    Just to let anybody know who is travelling to Germany on Wednesday this week there will be a strike of key workers at 6 airports. German airports—including Frankfurt/Main, Munich, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Dortmund and Hannover—will be affected by German public services trade union Verdi strike on Wednesday, April 27. Expect cancellations.


    AMcWhirter
    Participant

    This evening Lufthansa has published a long list of flight cancellations.

    http://www.lufthansa.com/online/portal/lh/de/flight_services/cancelled_flights?nodeid=1410039030l=encid=18002


    MartynSinclair
    Participant

    Does this also involve ground staff (security etc) or Swiss flights with LH flight numbers…??


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    From ba.com
    Industrial action in Germany – Wednesday 27 April
    Updated 25/04/2016 04.02 PM (UK time)
    Summary
    A number of public sector trade unions in Germany are threatening to hold industrial action which is likely to affect a number of airports on Wednesday 27 April.
    At this stage British Airways is planning to operate a full schedule of flights to/from Germany, but please allow extra time to make your way through the check-in areas and security checks.


    LetsFlyNow
    Participant

    MUC is worst hit. Not a single intercontinental flight will take to air. Only around 90 domestic/short haul european flights will operate.

    Most of the international flights from Frankfurt will operate, less domestic flights. As from 3pm ‘normal’ flight operations from FRA should resume.


    LuganoPirate
    Participant

    I can’t imagine it would affect Swiss flights Martyn as they originate in Zurich, and there’s no strike there (that I know of anyway). Swiss does codeshare with LH but if it’s an LX operated flight it will fly, with the exception I imagine to those airports in Germany affected!


    MartynSinclair
    Participant

    @LP – many thanks for your response which was very reassuring until the line:

    ” LX operated flight it will fly, with the exception I imagine to those airports in Germany affected!”

    🙂


    AMcWhirter
    Participant

    Latest update is that six German airports will be affected by this strike. They are: Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Dortmund and Hanover.

    Lufthansa is cancelling a total of 895 flights. This is expected to affect 87,000 passengers.

    Lufthansa passengers booked on domestic (internal German flights) are being allowed to use DB trains to reach their destination. Or they can rebook flights at no extra cost – even if their particular flight is not affected by the strike.

    The strike is set to run until 15.00hrs local time on Wednesday.


    AnthonyDunn
    Participant

    Can anyone remind me whether or not LH has finally settled its long-standing industrial relations issue concerning wage/salary (and pensions?) cuts as part of the longer-term survival strategy?


    AMcWhirter
    Participant

    Anthony – No. The dispute is not yet settled. LH pilots could still strike again but I must stress that nothing is finalised yet.

    There was a recent piece in Spiegel [DE].

    http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/lufthansa-piloten-drohen-im-tarifstreit-mit-neuen-streiks-a-1088302.html


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    As SimonS1 might write ‘God save the Queen.’

    The Luftwaffe is nobbled, BA is operating normally, Mr Michael this could be very good for your shareholder value.


    MrMichael
    Participant

    Your right FDOS, I have been quietly (as Stena Line used to in Poland with the shipyards) been whipping up trouble and strife amongst the flag carrier staff of France and Germany so that BA can clean up and I can get a slightly enhanced divvy and treat myself to the latest Tassimo machine.

    Cheers 🙂


    MartynSinclair
    Participant

    FRA this evening, T1, LX flight, makes flying a pleasure… a virtually empty terminal..

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