Security staff represented by the Ver.di labor union plan to strike at Munich Airport (MUC) from 05:00-10:00 on March 10. The action relates to disputes over pay. Staff involved in the strike carry out passenger and hand luggage checks at MUC.

Unless averted, the strike will likely lead to processing delays and possible flight disruptions at MUC. Disruptions could persist after the strike concludes as the airport deals with any passenger backlog.

Two-thirds of the employees participated in the strike, he said. However, real congestion of passengers had not been detected at first, he said. Most airlines had informed their passengers in good time.

Passengers will not be able to change from the public area to the security area in Munich between 05:00 and presumably 11:00. For this reason, it will not be possible for local passengers to depart from Munich during this period.

Local passengers in Munich on the affected flights will be automatically rebooked on another flight and informed via their mobile phone number.

If you do not receive a message from Lufthansa, please check the current status of your booking. Here you can also adjust the rebooking again if you wish.

I wish the German trade union representing these employees and airports could find a solution acceptable to both parties, as these strikes are disruptive for passengers and airlines. At least the strike later this morning is only for six hours, not the entire day.

The Verdi union wants to back up its wage demands in the wage dispute with municipalities and the federal government. It wants to push through 10.5 percent more pay, or at least 500 euros more per month, for the 2.5 million employees of the municipalities and the federal government nationwide.