Germany -Lufthansa pilots on strike again -October 22, 2014

The ninth pilot strike since April at Lufthansa has grounded 1,511 flights and affected over 166,000 passengers. The pilots went on strike on 20 October over a raise in the early retirement age.

The ninth pilot strike since April at Lufthansa has grounded 1,511 flights and affected over 166,000 passengers. The pilots went on strike on 20 October over a raise in the early retirement age. Initially, the strike was limited to short and medium haul flights, but on Tuesday was extended to include long-haul flights. Lufthansa wants to increase the early retirement age, at which pilots can retire with up to 60% of their pay, which is currently at 55 years of age. The recurrent pilot strikes and the large scale rail dispute organised by a small corporatist union have initiated a public debate over the desirability of transport strikes and the introduction of a single union bill that limits the bargaining power of smaller unions.

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