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SECURITY staff walked out for 24 hours yesterday in several German airports as they demanded a €20 (£18) an hour rate for the job.
Flights were cancelled at Berlin, Dusseldorf, Cologne-Bonn, Munich and Stuttgart as the members of the Ver.di union took strike action.
The union says employers provoked the dispute with an insulting 2 per cent pay offer over two years.
At Dusseldorf, where the disruption was greatest with 350 flights cancelled, hundreds of security staff blew whistles and carried placards reading: “Higher wages? For sure!”
Employer association BDLS said the union’s demand would amount to a 30 per cent increase for some workers.
It was the second action by security staff this week, with walkouts at Berlin’s Schonfeld and Tegel airports on Monday.
The next round of talks is due on January 23.
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