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Flights cancelled as security staff strike at Frankfurt airport

Published on Feb 21, 2014 3:34 PM
 
Security workers at Frankfurt airport went on strike on Friday, Feb 21, 2014, prompting dozens of flight cancellations and causing delays to travellers passing through Europe's third-largest hub. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

FRANKFURT (REUTERS) - Security workers at Frankfurt airport went on strike on Friday, prompting dozens of flight cancellations and causing delays to travellers passing through Europe's third-largest hub.

Union Verdi had called on security staff employed by private firms grouped under the BDSW banner to strike from 0100 GMT until 2200 GMT in a bid to achieve higher pay.

That means far fewer staff at areas like security checks, leading to delays for passengers trying to board planes.

Airport operator Fraport, which is drafting in extra staff to help manage the queues, said around 41 flights had so far been cancelled and more could be expected.

 
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