All flights at Berlin airport (Berlin Tegel Airport) were cancelled for a day on December 15, 2019, due to a strike by airport workers over wages. The strike was organized by the ver.di union, which represents airport workers in Germany. The strike affected nearly 400 flights and more than 50,000 passengers.
The strike was in response to a wage dispute between the union and the employer, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH, which operates Berlin Tegel Airport. The union had been negotiating with the employer for a wage increase of 5.2 percent for 2020. However, the employer only offered a 2.2 percent wage increase. This prompted the union to call for a strike.
The strike caused disruption and delays to flights at both Tegel and Schönefeld airports in Berlin. The strike was planned to last until midnight but was eventually called off after the union and the employer agreed to a 3.2 percent wage increase.