German Air Traffic Controllers Call Strike

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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The German air traffic controllers' union has called a strike for Tuesday morning. The union is asking members to stay off the job for six-hours in a pay dispute.

The union called the latest wage offer unacceptable and said there was no alternative to a strike.

A similar planned walkout was blocked last week by a court injunction. The national air traffic authority is seeking a court injunction to block Tuesday's strike.

Major delays are expected should the strike proceed. A strike could impact thousands of passengers.

The union has been seeking a one-year wage deal which would raise pay by 6.5 percent for the 6,000 employees.