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.

There were no striking employees to be seen at the airport itself in the morning. A total of eleven flights were affected by the strike, including flights to Paris, Rome and Stockholm. The planes to Tel Aviv, Split and Pristina, on the other hand, should take off as planned.

There were no major delays in the morning either. However, the strikes also affect later flights, so flights in the afternoon to BER were also canceled.

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.”

With the campaign, Verdi wants to emphasize its demands in the current collective bargaining round. The union is demanding at least five percent higher remuneration and a one-off payment for a term until the end of this year.