10,000 passengers affected by airport chaos

Securitypersonalet in Copenhagen Airport have resumed work after a walkout that lasted a good three hours on Wednesday morning. - We resume the work, and ther

10,000 passengers affected by airport chaos

Securitypersonalet in Copenhagen Airport have resumed work after a walkout that lasted a good three hours on Wednesday morning. - We resume the work, and ther

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
05 February 2020 Wednesday 14:00
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10,000 passengers affected by airport chaos

Securitypersonalet in Copenhagen Airport have resumed work after a walkout that lasted a good three hours on Wednesday morning.

- We resume the work, and there is an ongoing local discussions with the management. We hope that there may be a good solution, says professional secretary Ulla Thygesen from the Guard and Sikkerhedsfunktionærernes trade Union to Ekstra Bladet.

A user has sent Extra Magazine this video of the queue in front of security, that shows the queue-the chaos.

the Airport expects to have a normal operation before at 11 o'clock.

- There will still be long queues and delays in the several hours forward, " says Lars Lemche, who is the spokesperson for the Airport.

Lars Lemche can tell you that the 10,000 passengers have been affected by arbejdsnedlæggelsen. There have been 33 flights with delays of more than 15 minutes.

on average There are talking about delays of 40 minutes. The biggest delays are, however, up to two hours.

Community - 5. feb. 2020 - pm. 11:31 Passengers comforting,

Community - 5. feb. 2020 - pm. 11:26 Passengers themselves must pay for the missed flight in Kastrup

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Photo: Martin Sylvest / Ritzau Scanpix

Arbejdsnedlæggelsen was due, according to Ulla Thygesen, that 12 employees have been fired 'on a vexatious basis'.

- You have chosen to terminate 12 employees with 20-30 years of service and a few years back on the labour market and subsequently hire new employees in their positions, she says.

Shortly before o'clock ten sounded the message from the airport, to inviting the security staff to take the dialogue.

- We want to take the dialogue through the professional systems and encourages staff to immediately go back to work, said a press officer.

In the course of the three hours, arbejdsnedlæggelsen stood, there was at one time only a single track open.

- Normally we have a two-digit number of tracks open when it's busy, so it can take a long time to get through. There are also long queues and long waiting times at the moment, it sounded from the airport, the media responsible.

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a Long queue for the security control in Copenhagen Airport on Wednesday morning because of a walkout among securitypersonalet. Photo: Private

One of the passengers, as of Wednesday morning stood in the long queue for security, is Empty Maxmølris. He was going on vacation with his family, and they arrived around the clock 7, just before the security closed down.

- Right now there are three tracks open, and there is a queue all the way down to the arrival terminal, he said to Ekstra Bladet.

He and family was en Ekstra Bladet spoke with him, some of the first that seemed to get through after one and a half hour of waiting.

another passenger, Lars Bo stood at 8.45 in the queue at the arrival terminal, where he had already been waiting an hour with the family.

- We can't really get some information, but the mood is quiet and modest. The only thing that is slightly annoying, is that we are so close, he said to Ekstra Bladet.

Photo: Private

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Updated: 05.02.2020 14:00
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