German Air Traffic Controllers May Strike Tomorrow

Reuters is reporting that German air traffic controllers made a second attempt on Monday to call a strike during the busy summer holiday season.

The GdF union of employees at the German air traffic control authority called on its members to strike for six hours from 4:00 am GMT until 10:00 am GMT on Tuesday to push for higher wages.

Air traffic control authority DFS said it would apply for a temporary injunction to prevent the strike. Last week, the air traffic controllers' union called for a six-hour strike that could have disrupted thousands of flights, but it was called off after a court injunction.

On a typical day in August, around 600,000 people use Germany's airports, according to travel association DRV. All but three of Germany's 16 federal states are on school holidays. Should a strike take place, airlines and travel companies would likely bring forward flights or delay them until the afternoon. Others could be rerouted to avoid German airspace.

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