South African Airways sign a wage deal with trade unions to end an eight-day strike that brought the cash-strapped state airline to the brink of collapse
After a week-long strike, unions have accepted South African Airways's offer. Economists believe the state-owned airline’s crisis is only the tip of South Africa's problems.
Thousands of German travelers have had their New Year plans upended by strikes at Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings. The dispute is with a union representing cabin crew. And it is becoming increasingly bitter.
Cabin crew union UFO has called a three-day strike at Germanwings, a subsidiary of Lufthansa, after what it calls 'failed' arbitration talks. Stoppages are to run for the entirety of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Cabin crew have gone ahead with a 48-hour strike as of midnight on Thursday. Lufthansa has offered train tickets for travel within Germany to make up for hundreds of cancelled flights.
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