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German airports strike cancels 600 flights

Berlin: Around 640 flights were cancelled in Germany when security staff went on strike on three airports on Thursday resulting in the disruption of around 100,000 passengers.

The number of flights blocked was more than the half of the total 1-050 planned at  three different and biggest airports in Germany named Duesseldorf, Cologne-Bonn and Stuttgart.

Duesseldorf is country’s third-largest airport and 370 of the total 580 fligts were slashed because of the strike of the airport security force.

News Agency reported that walkout began at 3:00 am (0200 GMT) to midnight (1100 GMT), and as a result of the strike around 100,00 passengers were effected.

At Cologne-Bonn airport 131 of almost 200 flights were cancelled, the strike also slowed down the various processes at the airport.

Representing 23,000 airport security staff across Germany, Verdi has put forward their demand to a increase their hourly wage by 20 euros ($23.08) from the present rate of 17 euros, or almost 18 percent.

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