Berlin ground staff strike tomorrow (March 10)Back to Forum
A strike by ground staff at Berlin’s two airports has just been announced.
The strike is due to start at 0400 hrs on Friday and last until 0500 hrs on Saturday.
It could not have come at a worst time for the many people attending this week’s ITB trade fair.9 Mar 2017
Glad the info was useful, FDOS_UK.
The strike has been called for tomorrow. It will cause the maximum disruption for travellers and ITB visitors departing/arriving by air.
Trade ITB visitors will doubtless begin to return home at the end of the week. But ITB (unlike London’s WTM) is open to members of the public and I suspect they will be (or plan to be, if arriving by air) arriving in Berlin from tomorrow onwards. ITB does not close until Sunday March 12.9 Mar 2017
When news went around the ITB fair this morning everyone started planning on an early departure ! More difficult for some than others, of course, depending on how far they have to go home.9 Mar 2017
I flew out from Tegel yesterday and ticket counters were busy with people trying to rebook. Ground staff were I believe already working to rule. For my BA flight there was only one security lane open so despite having joined the queue an hour before departure time I was still queuing when the flight boarded and people were still boarding long after we should have left.10 Mar 2017
Easyjet flew out of Schoenefeld late back to Luton, but to be fair they were late because they’d had to take the long route to avoid the French ATC strike.
As for the airport10 Mar 2017
Having used Schonefeld, I am astonished how little seating it provides.
But you do a get a good view of Brandenburg Airport across the field – the worlds most expensive bus stop.10 Mar 2017
Anyone intending to fly into either of Berlin’s two airports tomorrow (when the strike was supposed to have ended) must think again.
This morning the Verdi union announced the strike would be extended by an extra day until early Wednesday morning.13 Mar 2017
The current strike ends tomorrow (Wednesday) at 0400 hrs local time.
Verdi union says there will be no further walkouts this week.14 Mar 2017
Some good news today.
It’s reported in Germany that Verdi and the employers have agreed to mediation. It now means that there will be no strikes at Berlin’s airports for the time being.15 Mar 2017
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There will be no further strikes at Berlin’s two airports. Local media reports that the ground staff unions have now reached a deal with airport management.28 Mar 2017