Frankfurt Airport http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/41546/all en German court rejects airlines' suit for strike compensation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/german-court-rejects-airlines-suit-strike-compensation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A German court threw out Monday a lawsuit by two airlines and the operator of Frankfurt airport for compensation from a labour union to cover losses incurred by strike action by some of its members last year.</p> <p>Frankfurt's labour court rejected an application from airlines Lufthansa, Air Berlin and airport operator Fraport for 9.2 million euros ($11.9 million) in compensation from the air traffic controllers' union GdF.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/german-court-rejects-airlines-suit-strike-compensation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airline Business Frankfurt Airport Labor Law Star Alliance AFP Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:46:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5793182 at http://www.globalpost.com Frankfurt airport to be hit by strike Friday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140220/frankfurt-airport-be-hit-strike-friday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Germany's largest airport, Frankfurt, is bracing for travel delays Friday due to a scheduled wage strike by security personnel, the airport's operator Fraport said.</p> <p>"Due to strike action planned by security staff for Friday, February 21, flight disruptions and cancellations are likely to occur at Frankfurt Airport," it said on its website. </p> <p>"Passengers are advised to check their airline's website and the traffic reports before travelling to the airport and allow extra time for their journey."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140220/frankfurt-airport-be-hit-strike-friday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Frankfurt Airport Labor Law Pennsylvania Technology Transport AFP Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:17:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6076459 at http://www.globalpost.com Union calls on Frankfurt airport security staff to strike Friday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140220/union-calls-frankfurt-airport-security-staff-strike-friday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German trade union Verdi has called on security workers at Frankfurt airport to go on strike on Friday in a bid to push for higher pay, a move likely to cause widespread disruption at Europe's third largest hub.</p> <p>The airport employs around 5,000 people in areas such as security controls, freight checks and airport security and services, Verdi said in a statement on Thursday.</p> <p>The strike will begin at 0100 GMT and run until 2200 GMT, the union said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140220/union-calls-frankfurt-airport-security-staff-strike-friday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Frankfurt Airport Labor Law Lufthansa Politics States of Germany Thomson Reuters Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:01:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6076516 at http://www.globalpost.com Union calls on Frankfurt airport security staff to strike Friday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140220/union-calls-frankfurt-airport-security-staff-strike-friday-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German trade union Verdi has called on security workers at Frankfurt airport to go on strike on Friday in a bid to push for higher pay, a move likely to cause widespread disruption at Europe's third largest hub.</p> <p>The airport employs around 5,000 people in areas such as security controls, freight checks and airport security and services, Verdi said in a statement on Thursday.</p> <p>The strike will begin at 0100 GMT and run until 2200 GMT, the union said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140220/union-calls-frankfurt-airport-security-staff-strike-friday-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Frankfurt Airport Labor Law Lufthansa Politics States of Germany Thomson Reuters Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:01:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6076517 at http://www.globalpost.com Strike grounds 40 flights at Frankfurt airport http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140221/strike-grounds-40-flights-at-frankfurt-airport <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A strike by security staff at Frankfurt airport, Europe's third busiest, has so far led to the cancellation of 41 flights on Friday, an airport spokesman said. </p> <p>"Currently, 41 flights have been cancelled, both incoming and outgoing," the spokesman for airport operator Fraport told AFP. </p> <p>Further cancellations could not be ruled out during the course of the day, he added. </p> <p>"At the moment, we're doing OK with regard to punctuality. No delays have been announced yet," he said. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140221/strike-grounds-40-flights-at-frankfurt-airport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Frankfurt Airport Labor Law AFP Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:01:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6077044 at http://www.globalpost.com Chaos at Frankfurt airport as security staff stage walkouts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140221/chaos-at-frankfurt-airport-security-staff-stage-walkouts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Passengers were advised Friday not to bother turning up for flights at Frankfurt airport because of a one-day strike by security staff.</p> <p>"We have asked passengers not to travel to the airport for now. As things currently stand, the legally required security checks cannot be carried out," a spokesman for airport operator, Fraport, told AFP.</p> <p>The spokesman said that in total 65 flights had officially been cancelled so far, out of a total 1,300 scheduled for the entire day.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140221/chaos-at-frankfurt-airport-security-staff-stage-walkouts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Frankfurt Airport Labor Law Pennsylvania AFP Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:17:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6077253 at http://www.globalpost.com Chaos at Frankfurt airport as security staff stage walkouts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140221/chaos-at-frankfurt-airport-security-staff-stage-walkouts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Passengers were advised Friday not to bother turning up for flights at Frankfurt airport because of a one-day strike by security staff.</p> <p>"We have asked passengers not to travel to the airport for now. As things currently stand, the legally required security checks cannot be carried out," a spokesman for airport operator, Fraport, told AFP.</p> <p>The spokesman said that in total 65 flights had officially been cancelled so far, out of a total 1,300 scheduled for the entire day.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140221/chaos-at-frankfurt-airport-security-staff-stage-walkouts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Frankfurt Airport Labor Law Pennsylvania AFP Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:17:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6077254 at http://www.globalpost.com Chaos at Frankfurt airport as security staff strike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140221/chaos-at-frankfurt-airport-security-staff-strike <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Passengers were advised Friday not to bother turning up for flights at Frankfurt airport because of a one-day strike by security staff.</p> <p>"We have asked passengers not to travel to the airport for now. As things currently stand, the legally required security checks cannot be carried out," a spokesman for airport operator Fraport told AFP.</p> <p>The spokesman said that in total 65 flights had officially been cancelled so far, out of a total 1,300 scheduled for the entire day.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140221/chaos-at-frankfurt-airport-security-staff-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Frankfurt Airport Labor Law Lufthansa States of Germany AFP Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:34:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6077311 at http://www.globalpost.com Security staff strike brings chaos to Frankfurt airport http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140221/security-staff-strike-brings-chaos-frankfurt-airport <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Victoria Bryan and Peter Maushagen</p> <p>FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A strike by security staff at Frankfurt airport caused nearly 50 flight cancellations and delayed thousands of passengers, bringing chaos to Europe's third largest hub on Friday, the busiest day of the week for travelers.</p> <p>Trade union Verdi had called on around 5,000 staff who carry out security checks on passengers, baggage and freight at the airport to strike for the entire day to push for their pay to be brought into line with counterparts at other German airports.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140221/security-staff-strike-brings-chaos-frankfurt-airport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airport Business Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport Labor Law Thomson Reuters Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:06:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6077248 at http://www.globalpost.com