Germany - Lufthansa cabin crews may join pilots in new strike - March 24, 2010

One month after Lufthansa flights were disrupted by a pilots' strike, the pilots' union Cockpit is planning a new four-day strike. This time, however, the airline is facing more pressure as negotiations with the UFO cabin crew union head towards an impasse. Prior to entering a second round of negotiations with Lufthansa on Wednesday 24 March, UFO representative Joachim Muller said that he doubted a strike could be avoided. Lufthansa wants to increase the hours cabin crews work before their overtime pay starts, alter the structure of their pay raises, and link portions of their income to profit levels. UFO may coordinate its efforts with Cockpit, which is planning to strike from April 13 to 16. The two unions will have a joint meeting April 12 in Frankfurt.



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