Lufthansa to stage further strike this week

Lufthansa to stage further strike this week

Lufthansa pilots are to strike again on Tuesday and Wednesday after weekend talks failed to resolve a long-running row over pay.

The pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit said the walkout would affect short haul flights on Tuesday, and both short and long haul flights on Wednesday.

It is the 15th strike since April called by the union.

The German airline cancelled nearly 2,800 flights last week affecting more than 345,000 passengers due to a four-day walkout by pilots.

Joerg Handwerg, board member at VC, told the BBC: "Unfortunately, high-level talks held today at short notice failed to lead to an agreement on the wage contract.

"It is completely incomprehensible that (Lufthansa) has refused to put forward an offer that can at least form the basis of a negotiation."

The airline said: “Lufthansa’s representatives are very disappointed that VC does not want to continue talks, but is rather seeking another escalation and calling for additional strikes.

“VC has continued to insist on demands that are far beyond what other professions have demanded. This is unacceptable.”

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