Week-long Lufthansa industrial action starts today

Week-long Lufthansa industrial action starts today

Lufthansa cabin crew will walk out today at the start of a week of strike action after last ditch talks on retirement terms broke down yesterday. 

The initial work stoppage at Frankfurt and Dusseldorf is due to take place from 2pm to 11pm local time, the UFO union announced. 

Flight attendants based at other airports will strike on Saturday, the union said, without specifying locations.

No halt is planned for Sunday, and Munich will be unaffected by walkouts through the weekend because of travellers returning at the end of school holidays in southern Germany.

UFO rejected the airline’s latest offer in a long-running dispute over planned cost savings aimed at countering  competition from low-cost rivals such as Ryanair.

The union reiterated today that the protest will continue until November 13, Bloomberg reported.

Lufthansa is to publish an emergency timetable by midday German time.

The stoppage affects only the Lufthansa brand and not the CityLine, Germanwings, Eurowings, Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Swiss or Brussels Airlines divisions.

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