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Union calls strike by security staff at Berlin airports

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BERLIN (AP) — A German labor union is calling on security staff at Berlin's two airports to stage a strike Monday amid ongoing pay negotiations.

The ver.di union said Saturday it's urging workers to join a four-hour walkout starting at 5 a.m. (0400 GMT) that is likely to cause disruptions for airline passengers.

The strike will affect both the capital's Tegel and Schoenefeld airports.

Ver.di says employers "provoked" the strike by offering a pay increase of 2 percent over two years.

The union wants hourly pay for all workers conducting security checks to rise to 20 ($22.81) euros. The employers association BDLS says this could amount to an increase of 30 percent in some cases.

Union calls strike by security staff at Berlin airports
Union calls strike by security staff at Berlin airports