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Frankfurt airport girds itself for ‘massive’ strike

Frankfurt am Main: German air travellers face “massive” upheaval on Tuesday when security staff at Frankfurt airport, the nation’s largest, are set to walk off the job in a battle for better pay that has already caused hundreds of flight cancellations.
Germany’s powerful Verdi union announced on Friday that the strike would start at 2:00 am (0100 GMT) and end at 8:00 pm (1900 GMT).
It marks another escalation in their standoff with employers after walkouts by security personnel at airports in Berlin, Cologne-Bonn,
Duesseldorf and Stuttgart this week led to more than 800 flights being scrapped, affecting over 100,000 passengers.
The scale of Tuesday’s strike was not immediately clear but a spokesman for airport operator Fraport warned it would have “a massive impact on tens on thousands of travellers”. (AFP)

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