Berlin airport cancels all flights amid ground staff strike

Germany Airport Strike
Passengers walk past the display board showing all flights as canceled during a warning strike at Berlin-Brandenburg BER Airport in Schoenefeld, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. All flights were canceled Wednesday at Berlin’s airport after ground staff went on strike to press their demands for higher pay. The walk-out affected about 300 flights to and from the German capital. (Christoph Soeder/dpa via AP)
Germany Airport Strike
Passengers look at a display board showing all flights as canceled during a warning strike at Berlin-Brandenburg BER Airport in Schoenefeld, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. All flights were canceled Wednesday at Berlin’s airport after ground staff went on strike to press their demands for higher pay. The walk-out affected about 300 flights to and from the German capital. (Christoph Soeder/dpa via AP)

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin Airport canceled all its flights Wednesday after ground staff went on strike to press their demands for higher pay.

The walk-out affected about 300 flights to and from Germany's capital.

Labor union Verdi said its members were seeking a raise of 500 euros ($544) per month.

German news agency dpa reported that employers have offered staff a one-off payment of 2,000 euros.

Germany experienced its highest annual inflation in more than 70 years last year.

Sharp increases in the cost of food and energy saw full-year inflation reach 7.9% in 2022.

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