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Lufthansa cabin crews go on strike

The crew were called on to strike again today by the Independent Flight Attendants Organisation. The dispute centres on a pay rise and the use of temporary cabin staff.

Luggage of crew members of the Lufthansa airline is pictured during a six hours strike at the Tegel Airport in Berlin, Germany
Luggage of crew members of the Lufthansa airline is pictured during a six hours strike at the Tegel Airport in Berlin, Germany
Image: Michael Sohn/AP/Press Association Images

CABIN CREWS AT the Lufthansa airline are to go on strike today, days after an eight-hour stoppage on Friday.

The Independent Flight Attendants Organization (UFO) has again called cabin crews to strike today, from 5am to 1pm at Berlin-Tegel, from 6am to 2pm at Frankfurt and from 1pm to 12am at Munich airports (all German local time).

UFO is seeking a 5 per cent pay raise for the airline’s more than 18,000 cabin crew workers. It is also opposed to the use of temporary cabin staff in Lufthansa aircraft.

Lufthansa said it:

sincerely regrets that the labour dispute is being waged at the expense of its customers. The fact that UFO announces strike actions only at short notice creates additional problems for passengers because it will further limit their ability to make reliable travel plans.

Lufthansa has had to cancel a majority of flights due to the strike action, and told passengers that unscheduled cancellations and delays of Lufthansa flights must be anticipated.

Even after the end of the strike, Lufthansa foresees irregularities in flight operations.

Lufthansa said it “regrets any inconvenience to its passengers” caused by the strike measures and will do its utmost best to minimise the impacts.

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The airline’s flight attendants walked off the job for eight hours last Friday, leading to around 64 flights being cancelled.

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