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Warning strikes affect Lufthansa flights

Latest update : 2009-01-23

Lufthansa cabin crew staged warning strikes causing delays or cancellations of 80 flights on Friday. The German flag carrier's staff is demanding a 15-percent hike in wages. Lufthansa had offered an increase of about 10 percent.

AFP- Cabin crew at German flag carrier Lufthansa staged warning strikes Friday, causing delays or cancellations of 80 flights, an airline spokeswoman said.
   
The industrial action came between 6:15 am and 9:15 am (0515 GMT to 0815 GMT) at Frankfurt airport, continental Europe's biggest hub.
   
Staff stopped work to turn up the pressure on employers during wage talks in which they are demanding a 15-percent hike. Lufthansa has offered an increase of about 10 percent.
   
Negotiations between the union and Lufthansa broke up on January 16 without agreement.
   
The trade union which called the strikes, UFO, represents 8,000 of the 16,000 flight attendants at Lufthansa.   

Date created : 2009-01-23

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