Since early Friday morning, warning strikes have been affecting easyjet air traffic at the capital’s BER airport. “The first flights have failed,” said Verdi negotiator Holger Rößler in the morning. “We expect a negotiable offer from the company.” Nothing has happened since the last round of negotiations in mid-May.
The union had previously called on around 450 cabin employees at the company to stop working at the Schönefeld site between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m.
According to Easyjet, around 20 morning flights should be canceled during this period. The majority of the remaining flight schedule with around 130 flights to and from BER should, however, be maintained.
Easyjet criticized the warning strikes the evening after the call. “We are extremely disappointed with this action at this critical time for the industry,” said a company spokeswoman. “We hoped to the last that the union would not carry out the action and would instead seek talks with Easyjet.”