Flights canceled as German workers strike
Walkouts meant to be warnings ahead of pay talks
Hundreds of flights were canceled at airports across Germany on Tuesday after thousands of workers walked out to join other public-sector employees in a series of strikes over pay. The ver.di union is after a 6.5 percent increase in pay this year for 2 million federal and municipal government employees. It has rejected a 3.3 percent increase over two years, saying it wouldn’t even keep pace with inflation.