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Hamburg Airport ground staff strikes forces 220 flights cancellation
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Hamburg Airport ground staff strikes forces 220 flights cancellation

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Hamburg, Feb 5: A strike by the ground staff at Germany's Hamburg Airport has caused the cancellation of 220 flights.

The airport said airlines had canceled 220 of the day's scheduled 388 departures and arrivals at the airport in northern Germany by Monday morning, affecting around 50 thousand passengers, 12 thousand of them were not able to travel, Qatar news agency reported.

The labor union called ground staff out on a one-day strike starting. The walkout was announced on Sunday evening.

The union is seeking a pay increase for nearly 1,000 ground staff at the airport, including workers who handle planes, luggage and airport buses. It is seeking a 275 Euro per month raise for all and says management's offer so far is insufficient. (UNI)