EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Frankfurt am Main, Kreisfreie Stadt; Darmstadt; Hessen
Location of affected unit(s): Frankfurt


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
52.23 - Service activities incidental to air transportation
Number Employed: 850

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 12-12-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 225
Planned Job Reductions max: 230
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 12-12-2020
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2020
Direct Dismissals: 225

Additional Information

As announced on 12 December 2020, the Germany-based Wisag Ground Services and Wisag Passage Services will be cutting 225 jobs at Frankfurt airport in 2020 due to internal restructuring. According to information from the United Services’ Union (verdi), all affected employees will receive compulsory redundancies. Wisag justifies its decision with the massive decrease in air traffic caused by the COVID-19 crisis. According to management, cuts are inevitable and a comprehensive social plan was offered to ease affected employees. However, the works’ council rejected that offer. The trade union has criticised the decision, arguing that short time work schemes could be used instead of dismissals. The letters of dismissal are expected to be sent just before Christmas.  

Wisag has currently 850 employees at Frankfurt airport.