New Strike at Lufthansa to Begin on Thursday Nov 26 Photo: CC0 Public Domain

New Strike at Lufthansa to Begin on Thursday Nov 26

By  Monday, 23.11.2015, 15:47    General News

UpDate (November 25): The strike has been called off.

sUpdate (November 24): The Union will annouce details of the strike today.

Update 2 (November 24): It currently looks like the strike could be averted. The union and the company are in talks.

The Cabin Crew Union (Ufo) at Lufthansa is set for another strike. The new strike is set for Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27 and, if no agreement is reached until then, also on Monday November 30, the union announced today. The strike would affect all flights.

Earlier this month, the airline had to endure the longest lasting strike in its history during which 4.700 flights had to be cancelled. 550.000 passengers had to change their travel plans because of the strike.

The dispute over pay and early retirement provisions between the airline management and the union dates back to December 2013, when the Lufthansa decided to embark on cost cuts in the face of intense competition. The union is demanding that the current system of early retirement provisions remain unchanged, but Lufthansa argues that the measures would be too expensive. The company hasn't reacted to the new strike announcement yet.

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