Lufthansa strike continues, 600 flights cancelled

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About 600 flights were cancelled on Friday as a 48-hour Lufthansa cabin crew strike entered its second day.

Germany’s flagship airline cancelled the flights, from a total pool of 1362 flights, departing mainly from the Munich and Frankfurt hubs, affecting 180,000 passengers.

The UFO union, which represents about 21,000 Lufthansa crews, called the strike in a dispute over pay and the union’s legal status.

The strike is due to end on Friday, however carry-on effects will likely ground flights on Saturday too.

Lufthansa cabin crew union UFO announces 48 hours strike
A flight attendant takes part in a demonstration at airport in Frankfurt, Germany, 08 November 2019, during a 48 hours Lufthansa cabin crew union UFO strike that started at 00.00 on 07 November, affecting all flights in Germany. EPA-EFE/RONALD WITTEK

On Thursday, 700 flights from the main group’s schedule of 1,100 were axed.

The strike continued after the German airline’s chief executive, Carsten Spohr, and UFO agreed to a new round of arbitration at the weekend to discuss for a new round of talks in the dispute over pay and conditions.

Via DW

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