Germany's Verdi union is planning strikes in the Cologne and Bonn areas, as well as in the city of Leverkusen and at two regional airports, Cologne Bonn and Duesseldorf, German business daily Handelsblatt reported on Friday.

There will be considerable restrictions on public transport in the affected areas on Monday, the report said. (Writing by Friederike Heine, Editing by Matthias Williams)