A second round of walkouts by airport security personnel are scheduled for Tuesday, 22 March, and is expected to affect eight key airports across Germany.
The new strike will affect Frankfurt Airport, the BER Airport in the Berlin-Brandenburg region, as well as the airports in Bremen, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, and Stuttgart. The strike, which is may involve hundreds of employees, and will likely lead to long security delays and cancellations of flights.
Verdi, the airport security employee’s union, is calling for the strikes in advance of the next round of negotiations set for Thursday, 24 March. Additional strikes may be possible if demands are not met.
Delays/cancellations of flights
Extended security wait times
Decreased security personnel and measures at affected airports
Decrease in available services at affected German airports
Possible demonstrations by security personnel at airports
Mitigating Factors to Apply:
Confirm flight itinerary prior to departing for the airport
Prepare for disruptions caused by unrest, such as increased traffic/security, blocked roads, and potential travel into demonstration sites (ie. airports)
Check the local situation (local and social media, embassy, POC at the destination, etc.) prior to travel
Allow extra time to travel to/from the destination, airport, and accommodations
Avoid all protests and demonstration, which have the possibility of turning violent and may serve as a catalyst for Covid-19 spread
Monitor local and social media for updates
Enroll in a Safe Traveler program to receive warnings from your preferred embassy
Plan for alternative transportation, if necessary
Adhere to local laws and follow the instructions of law enforcement at all times
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