In Germany, hundreds of flights have been canceled after workers launched a one-day strike to demand a 6 percent pay raise for all public-sector workers across Germany. This is Frank Bsirske, head of the labor union coordinating the strike.
Frank Bsirske: “I made it very clear that we need wage increases that are well above what we have achieved in previous years. The economic environment shows it. There is talk of holiday mood in the German economy, of golden times for the German economy. For the shareholders, record figures of 46.5 billion euros were distributed. The municipalities made a surplus of 10.7 billion euros last year. When, if not now, can there be a significant increase for all workers, including those in the civil service?”