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Another strike at Lufthansa

Updated: Mar 19

Strike at Lufthansa

Another strike paralyzes German air traffic Tuesday through Wednesday: The German union Verdi has once again called on Lufthansa's ground staff to take industrial action to emphasize their demands in the collective bargaining dispute.

The strike action is planned for a period from Tuesday, February 20, 24, 4:00 a.m. to Wednesday, February 21, 24, 7:10 a.m., as the union announced on Sunday.

At the same time, the pilots of the Lufthansa subsidiary Discover have announced a strike until Monday, February 19, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. In addition, the Cockpit pilots' union has called on Lufthansa pilots to go on a solidarity strike, which will last for four hours on Boeing 787 aircraft on Monday morning. This could potentially affect four flights. Despite these announcements, the airline expressed confidence that scheduled departures would go ahead as planned.

A 27-hour strike at the beginning of February significantly disrupted flight operations at Lufthansa's Frankfurt and Munich hubs. Of the 1,000 planned flights, around 900 were canceled, which, according to Lufthansa, affected around 100,000 passengers.

Last week, Lufthansa improved its offer by offering a salary increase of ten percent over the next twelve months. The union, on the other hand, is demanding a salary increase of 12.5 percent for the 25,000 Lufthansa employees working on the ground and a minimum monthly sum of 500 euros over a period of twelve months. Inflation compensation premiums and various surcharges are also being negotiated. The collective bargaining parties plan to continue their negotiations next Wednesday.


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