The farmer’s uprising continues in Germany!
And the plot thickens.
We now have 2 different protests happening at the same time.
In addition to the one we know about, happening across Europe that the top media companies refuse to report on, we now have security employees at the airports walking off the job.
Just what managment needed.
So, with blockades and employees walking off, needless to say there’s been many flights cancelled.
1000 tractors have BLOCKADED the largest airport in Germany today.
The farmers are not giving up.pic.twitter.com/ZB6x4UILre
— PeterSweden (@PeterSweden7) February 3, 2024
German farmers blockade country’s biggest airport
Farmers in Germany blocked roads around the country’s busiest airport on Saturday as protests over prices and red tape spread across the continent. Several hundred tractors blocked the streets leading to Frankfurt Airport in… pic.twitter.com/PH9fuZ8yGA
— Camus (@newstart_2024) February 3, 2024
Lufthansa has advised travellers to stay at home but flights from one major airport are unaffected.
German airports are at a standstill today (Thursday) due to a workers’ strike.
Security employees have walked out at airports across the country to demand higher wages.
Some airports, including Hamburg Berlin Brandenburg, have said that no flights will depart until at least 10pm tonight. Some arrivals are also affected.
The walkout will also impact Bremen, Hannover, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Dresden, Erfurt, Frankfurt, Leipzig and Stuttgart airports.
Germany’s flag carrier Lufthansa has advised passengers not to come to the airport.
Here’s everything you need to know if you have a flight booked in Germany on Thursday.
How are airports impacted by German strikes?
Berlin Brandenburg, Hamburg and Frankfurt Airport have confirmed that no flights will depart today.
Frankfurt has warned of “major disruptions and flight cancellations throughout the day”. Security checkpoints will be closed, meaning passengers will not be able to complete the checks necessary to fly.
In a statement, Frankfurt airport said: “We advise all originating passengers to avoid coming to the airport on February 1. Please contact your airline or travel operator for information regarding your flight. Transfer and connecting passengers should also expect strong disruptions and delays due to the strike.”
Dusseldorf, Cologne Bonn, Leipzig Halle and Dresden airports have warned of delays and flight cancellations on 1 February, advising passengers to check their flight status with their airlines.
Why are airport workers in Germany going on strike?
Union Verdi says it has been negotiating on behalf of around 25,000 employees with the Federal Association of Aviation Security Companies (BDLS).
They are demanding a wage increase of €2.80 per hour to offset inflation, as well as increased bonuses and overtime pay.
“The work of the aviation security forces must remain financially attractive so that the urgently needed skilled workers can be recruited and retained,” Verdi said in a press release on Tuesday.
“There is already a shortage of qualified workers who are willing to work extremely flexibly at the airports around the clock, on weekends and on public holidays – security in air traffic does not come for free.”
A 4 per cent wage increase in 2024, equating to between €0.55 and €0.82 per hour, followed by a further 3 per cent increase in 2025 has been floated by the employer. Verdi has dismissed this as “inadequate” in addressing inflation.
“IT JUST CAN'T GO ON LIKE THIS”
◦ BELGIUM: farmers blocked entire port of Zeebrugge – 2,000 trucks backed outside.
◦ POLAND: announced nationwide general strike starting on Feb. 9 with blockade of border crossings to Ukraine.
◦ GERMANY: supported by Polish farmers, were… pic.twitter.com/IZlIvlNRyO
— AmericanTyranny (@NONbiasedly) February 3, 2024
Those in power wanted to use the climate hoax as a means to bring us all together.
Ironic that it’s them that’s uniting us.
Uniting us against them.
Keep it up, farmers!
GERMANY – 1000 tractors now surround Frankfurt Airport.
And still they come 🔥
— Persephone (@persephvoice) February 3, 2024