German airports to be hit by strikes on Thursday

FRANKFURT, March 25 (Reuters) - Passengers at German airports face lengthy delays on Thursday after trade union Verdi called for a strike by ground staff as part of wider industrial action over public sector pay.

Verdi on Tuesday called on ground staff, baggage handlers and maintenance staff at almost all of Germany's big airports to strike during the morning shift on Thursday, which runs until 1300 GMT.

The airport strike is part of wider industrial action by public sector workers, including those driving local transport or running childcare centres, after public sector pay talks failed to produce any sign of a deal.

Lufthansa, Germany's largest airline, said it expected significant disruption and would announce information on potential flight cancellations and alternative travel arrangements on Wednesday.

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