North Rhine-Westphalia: DGB: More staff for security checks at airports

Düsseldorf (dpa / lnw) - The German Federation of Trade Unions (DGB) NRW has complained that the situation at the security checkpoint at Düsseldorf Airport is "precarious".

North Rhine-Westphalia: DGB: More staff for security checks at airports

Düsseldorf (dpa / lnw) - The German Federation of Trade Unions (DGB) NRW has complained that the situation at the security checkpoint at Düsseldorf Airport is "precarious". In a letter to Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) on Friday, he called for more trained personnel to be hired in the security areas. In Düsseldorf alone, around 500 inspectors were missing, said Verdi expert Özay Tarim. In addition, many cases of illness and too few security staff to check female passengers would put additional strain on the staff.

For weeks, passengers have had to put up with long queues and delays. Even during the week and away from peak times, there is sometimes "chaos" at the controls. The cause is the lack of staff at service providers in passenger handling. Assistants are deployed to speed up the checks. However, these should only instruct passengers and not check them. Tarim referred to this as "muddling".

In the long term, the DGB would like a solution that is based on the two airports in Nuremberg and Munich. There, two state security companies are entrusted with the controls. However, no individual airport can make a decision on this, only the state government.

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