Union calls ground staff strike Monday at Hamburg Airport

BERLIN - A labour union in Germany has called on ground staff at Hamburg Airport to walk off the job on Monday over a pay dispute.

German news agency dpa reported that the ver.di union said the strike would begin at 3 a.m. (0200 GMT) and last all day. The international airport said delays and cancellations should be expected, but further details weren't immediately available Sunday night.

The union is seeking a pay increase for nearly 1,000 ground staff at the airport, including workers who handle planes and luggage.

Employers criticized the strike and ver.di's announcement of it on the eve of the walkout.

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