Lufthansa has said it is cancelling 290 flights, as the German airline's flight attendants began a rolling eight-day strike in Frankfurt and Düsseldorf. Should a dispute over retirement benefits not be resolved, strike action in Munich could follow.
Germany's flag carrier has settled a long-running dispute with the cabin crew union UFO after six months of arbitration. Full details of the plan will be revealed next week.
Ending a long standoff laced with strikes, the German airline reached a complex agreement with crew union Ufo. Salary raises and job security have been cemented, while the pension system has been turned on its head.
For years, Lufthansa has been wrangling with its pilots as the airline attempted to reduce costs. A deal struck with its main pilots union on Tuesday should ensure significantly less labor turbulence in the years ahead.
A 24-hour strike by Eurowings cabin crew union UFO could be repeated once or twice next week if a deal over pay and working conditions is not reached. It is not yet known when the strike days would be.
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