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Strikes in Germany to affect airport operations

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German public sector employees have commenced series of short strikes that will this week affect airport operations.

AP reports that strikes are taking place on April 26 at a variety of workplaces, including kindergartens and swimming pools.

On April 27, the protest measures will shift to six airports, including Cologne, Frankfurt and Munich, where ground handlers and security personnel, among others, are set to walk off the job, disrupting tens of thousands of travellers.

According to AP, the strikes come ahead of this week’s negotiations between the ver.di trade union, which is seeking to negotiate a six percent pay rise for its two million members, and the federal government.

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