Close  

Lufthansa flight attendants launch 24-hour strike

/ 04:21 PM September 07, 2012

A Lufthansa crew member holds a poster in front of the airline’s logo at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. Lufthansa flight attendants escalated their bitter pay dispute on Tuesday, going out on strike at three German airports — including the two biggest, Frankfurt and Munich — in a showdown with an airline determined to bring down costs. AP

BERLIN – Lufthansa has cancelled about two-thirds of its flights after cabin crews walked off the job at airports around the country in an escalating battle with Germany’s largest airline.

However, signs are emerging that the two sides may be prepared to return to the negotiating table.

ADVERTISEMENT

Union chairman Nicoley Baublies told The Associated Press at Frankfort airport early Friday that he had talked on the phone with Lufthansa during the night, and that the two sides had agreed to call in a mediator to help them settle their dispute.

The flight attendants, represented by the UFO union, walked off the job at midnight Thursday in a 24-hour strike.

FEATURED STORIES

The dispute comes as Lufthansa struggles to fend off challenges from budget carriers and government-owned airlines in the Persian Gulf.

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Air Transport, Employment, Lufthansa, Strike
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.