German govt seeks to avert flight strikes

The proposed strike action by German air traffic controllers, which would have affected flights into Frankfurt this week, could be averted as talks are planned with the German government to resolve the issue tomorrow (12th October).

Reuters reports that German transport minister Peter Ramsauer said the ministry would take part in negotiations with the air traffic controllers' union over pay and conditions.

The GdF air traffic controllers' union had said on Monday (10th October) that it would strike this week, unless talks could be set up. It will have to give 24 hours' notice before undertaking a strike.