Ground crew, represented by union Verdi, went on strike at Tegel and Schoenefeld airports at 0400 GMT and were due to resume work at 1000 GMT. They want a pay rise of roughly 10 percent to 12 euros an hour. Verdi says ground staff, whose roles include loading affordable flights to vegas from australia and unloading planes and directing them on the tarmac, are paid too little considering safety is paramount in the industry and the workload is increasing due to rising passenger numbers. Passenger numbers to Tegel and Schoenefeld rose a combined 11 percent in 2016. About 500 take-offs and landings were planned for Wednesday at Berlin's airports, an airports spokesman said. He said no more specific figures were immediately available. Ground crew were also on strike at smaller airports in Hamburg and Stuttgart. "It's a pay level that for the amount of work we do simply isn't enough," Verdi negotiator, Enrico Ruemker, told Reuters TV at Tegel. "We're due to negotiate for the fourth time on February 10 and if no offer is put forward then further strikes are very likely." Airlines that serve the German capital, including Lufthansa , easyJet, Air Berlin and Ryanair , had to cancel or delay flights. Hotel rooms are hard to find as Berlin is hosting a trade fair this week, and easyJet said on its website that it was offering hotel accommodation in Cottbus, about 125 km (78 miles) from Berlin.
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The decision came after several videos he released over the past few months were found to contain Nazi references or anti-Semitic imagery. PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, accepted the material was offensive, but said he did not support "any kind of hateful attitudes". The Swede is reported to have made $15m through Youtube in 2016. He has been associated with Disney via Maker Studios, a company with a network of Youtube stars, drawing several billions of views per month - generating vast income from advertising. "Although Felix has created a following by being provocative and irreverent, he clearly went too far in this case and the resulting videos are inappropriate," Maker Studios said. In one of the controversial videos, Mr Kjellberg paid two Indians through a crowd-sourcing website to hold up a sign which read "Death to all Jews". In a response to the criticism, he said he was "trying to show how crazy the modern world is, specifically some of the services available online" and that people "would say anything for five dollars". He said it was "laughable" to suggest he endorsed that message but added that "though this was not my intention, I understand that these jokes were ultimately offensive". Last, year, PewDiePie was temporarily suspended from Twitter after making jokes about the so-called Islamic State.
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