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.