Obtaining state aid and dismissing employees at the same time? In Verdi's eyes, that doesn't work at all. For this reason, demonstrations will take place across Germany on Friday.
The Verdi union is calling on aviation workers to take part in a protest from 12 noon on Friday. The focus of this is in Frankfurt am Main, but there will also be campaigns in Bremen, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Cologne, Munich and Stuttgart. The aim of the rallies is to draw attention to job cuts and wages in the aviation sector.
Verdi is particularly angry that numerous companies in Germany are receiving government aid, some in the billions, and at the same time threatening to cut wages as well as thousands of jobs. The union demands that the aid of the Federal Republic of Germany should not only serve the entrepreneurs, but also the approximately 300.000 employees in this branch.