German court approves Lufthansa strike

epa07748585 (FILE) - Signage of Lufthansa on the company Airbus A380-800 passenger at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, 19 February 2019 (reissued 30 July 2019). Germany's Lufthansa Group released their first half-year 2019 results on 30 July 2019, saying the Lufthansa Group's net profit for the first-half year 2019 period amounted to EUR -116 million (prior-year period: EUR 713 million), while the total revenues rose 3 per cent to EUR 17.5 billion (EUR 16.9 billion in the prior-year period). EPA-EFE/MAURITZ ANTIN

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German airline Lufthansa were dealt a blow on Wednesday after a court ruled in favour of a union strike, dismissing an injunction brought forward by the air carrier.

Lufthansa had made an urgent application to halt the strike but this was rejected as the judicial system said action was “not unlawful.”

The strike is expected to go-ahead on Thursday for a 48-hour period, even though Lufthansa still plan to put a stop to it.

Immediately after the verdict was announced, a company spokesman said that an appeal would be lodged.

Wednesday’s ruling comes after a German union on Monday had called on Lufthansa cabin crew to begin a strike, demanding better pay and conditions.

 

Via DW

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