Germany -Lufthansa stops hiring temp workers to end strikes -September 10, 2012

Lufthansa has announced it will quit temporary staffing without further pre-conditions in an attempt to stop the strikes and return to the bargaining table. The 200 flight attendants hired via temp agencies will receive permanent job offers. Earlier this month, unions at Lufthansa organised warning strikes leading to the cancellation of 50% of all Lufthansa flights and stranding over 100,000 travellers. Lufthansa expressed a wish to return to constructive negotiations. Next to the demand to end temporary staffing, unions have asked for a 5% wage increase to compensate for three years of wage moderation.

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