Air travel in Berlin, Germany came to a screeching halt this week due to a labor strike.
All passenger flights from their Berlin Brandenburg airport were either cancelled or rescheduled on Wednesday which impacted at least 300 flights and 35 thousand passengers. This is the first time since 2018 that strikes have led to so many flight cancellations.
The trade union called on airport staff in ground services, aviation security, and the airport company for a one-day stoppage over a wage dispute. They say inflation is extremely high and workers have not had a salary increase in many years.
The trade union has demanded a 12 month collective bargaining contract under which airport employees and the ground handling services would receive a monthly hike of 540 dollars in their salaries.