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CityJet strike averted, but more bad news for people flying to Germany

German carrier Lufthansa has cancelled 900 flights.

Image: Victoria Jones

A PLANNED STRIKE at Irish airline CityJet has been averted after talks yesterday.

Pilots at the airline had planned to strike today, but talks between union Unite and management proved successful yesterday evening.

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) recommended that the planned industrial action be deferred until a Labour Court hearing on the pilots’ pay dispute has been held.

The WRC also encouraged both parties to engage in local discussions to solve some other issues.

Unite regional officer Willie Quigley said:

“While Unite awaits the Labour Court hearing on the pay dispute, we hope for meaningful engagement with CityJet on the other outstanding matters.”

However, passengers flying to Germany from Dublin today will again be hit by a strike at Lufthansa.

The strike at German flag carrier Lufthansa continues for a second day, forcing the cancellation of more than 900 flights and stranding more than 10,000 passengers in a long-running dispute over pay and working conditions.

That means that three flights to Frankfurt and a flight to Munich, as well as the same number of flights the other way, have been cancelled.

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