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Lufthansa Strike to Affect 7 German Airports

Anyone scheduled to fly in or out of Germany today and tomorrow morning, via national flag carrier Lufthansa, is likely to see their flight plans significantly affected by a nationwide ground staff strike taking place.

The 24-hour strike will see Lufthansa ground handling staff at 7 German airports down tools, as part of the Ver.di trade union’s attempts to secure better pay conditions for its members.

The 27-hour strike is set to run from 4am Tuesday to 7:10am on Wednesday morning.

The strike action will effectively halt Lufthansa flights in and out of Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Berlin and Cologne-Bonn.

Union talks, just last week, failed to produce an agreement, but Ver.di and Lufthansa are set to talk again on Wednesday. The trade union is seeking a 12.5% pay rise for its members.

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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