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Union extends Frankfurt airport strike

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Feb. 21, 2012, 10:52 a.m. | World — by Associated Press

A man walks along check in counters at the airport while ground workers of the apron control went on strike at the international airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. The strike is forcing the cancellation of 231 flights slated for Monday and the union now says it will extended the strike to a fourth day.
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FRANKFURT, Germany — The union representing ground workers at Frankfurt airport says its members will stay on strike at least through late Friday in a dispute over pay. The strikes that began last week have already led to the cancellation of hundreds of flights and delays at the airport, Europe's third busiest, which sees some 1,300 takeoffs and landings daily.

The GdF union said in a statement Tuesday it was extending the strike of some 200 workers to press its demands on airport operator Fraport AG.

Fraport says GdF's demands for double-digit wage increases are "absolutely unacceptable" while the union says it just wants the Frankfurt workers' salaries brought in line with what other airports pay.

GdF and Fraport have been unable to come to a new agreement after weeks of negotiations.
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