Warning strikes at Eurowings in North Rhine-Westphalia: numerous failures

Released on 01.10. 2021

  • Eurowings staff is in the airport during the warning strike with verdi vests and is signing up for strike money lists. Photo: David Young

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That surprised many Eurowings customers badly: Cabin employees stopped work at three airports in North Rhine-Westphalia. Numerous flights have been canceled.

Düsseldorf (dpa / lnw) – At the airports in Düsseldorf, Cologne / Bonn and Dortmund, the cabin crew of the airline Eurowings took part in warning strikes on Friday.

According to information of the Verdi union, the employees were from 4. 30 to 10. 00 clock called, to stop work. The consequences were flight cancellations and delays. The union accuses the company of refusing to engage in collective bargaining. Verdi rejects a one-time payment offered per year 2023 as insufficient.

In the morning, formed Long queues in front of the Eurowings counter at Düsseldorf Airport. Numerous flights were shown as canceled on the departure board.

The Lufthansa subsidiary Eurowings confirms disruptions to flight operations and isolated flight cancellations. “The strike is locally limited to North Rhine-Westphalia. All other stations, such as Hamburg, Stuttgart or Berlin, are not affected by this », it said in a message.

According to the union, participated in Düsseldorf 80 Employee at the action. In Cologne it is 25 to 30 been. A crew with four employees took part in Dortmund.

At Düsseldorf Airport alone 10 Flights canceled, including to Venice, Nice, Krakow or Munich. Other flights, such as those to Málaga, are scheduled to start in the afternoon. According to the union, none of the planned flights took off in Cologne / Bonn and Dortmund.

According to Eurowings, replacement flights should be organized across the entire Lufthansa Group. According to a spokeswoman, the flight program should be stable again from noon.

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