German union concludes Frankfurt airport strike
FRANKFURT - Agence France-PresseStrikers at Frankfurt airport, Europe’s third busiest, were to return to work yesterday evening, following five days of walkouts, after a new offer of talks with management, their union said.
Earlier, airport operator Fraport had written to the GdF air traffic workers’ union offering fresh talks to end a pay dispute involving around 200 tarmac workers that is grounding hundreds of flights daily.
“We examined the letter and informed Fraport of our willingness to resume talks,” union chief Michael Schaefer told AFP.
“We will suspend the strikes while the talks are in process,” starting from the beginning of the night shift at 9.00 p.m. Schaefer added. Industrial action “will remain suspended until the end of the talks,” he added.