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Lufthansa Cabin Crew On Strike From Tue 28th?

Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:17 pm

Reuters reports:

Lufthansa cabin crew may strike over pay from Tuesday 28th August in a move that could cause widespread flight disruption at Germany's leading airline.

The move comes as Lufthansa cuts 3,500 jobs - about 3 percent of its global workforce of 117,000 - and freezes investment to boost profit squeezed by soaring fuel prices and fierce competition from low-cost and Middle East carriers.

Lufthansa has also shifted contracts of pilots and flight attendants at carrier Austrian Airlines to a lower-cost subsidiary and boosted cooperation between its main Lufthansa brand and low-cost carrier Germanwings.


Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...lines-strike-idUSLNE87M00W20120823



Any idea how long they will go on strike for normally in Germany? Just a day or longer?
 
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RE: Lufthansa Cabin Crew On Strike From Tue 28th?

Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:28 pm

LH pilots went on strike for 4 days back in February 2010.
 
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RE: Lufthansa Cabin Crew On Strike From Tue 28th?

Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:03 pm

Quoting hhslax2 (Reply 1):
LH pilots went on strike for 4 days back in February 2010.

I cant believe they do this in the middle of everybodies summer holiday....I hope they solve it before tuesday.
 
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RE: Lufthansa Cabin Crew On Strike From Tue 28th?

Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:04 pm

Quoting kl911 (Reply 2):
I cant believe they do this in the middle of everybodies summer holiday....I hope they solve it before tuesday.



Me too, have a flight on them late next week to MUC.
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RE: Lufthansa Cabin Crew On Strike From Tue 28th?

Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:03 am

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 3):
Me too, have a flight on them late next week to MUC.

Wow, I hope you will be ok. It doesnt say what percentage of flights will be cancelled though, and often international flights have priority and will fly.
 
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RE: Lufthansa Cabin Crew On Strike From Tue 28th?

Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:28 am

The union for the FAs already mentioned that it won't be a widespread strike but more of many small actions.
Nevertheless they agreed to more negotiations so there is nothing confirmed right now.
 
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RE: Lufthansa Cabin Crew On Strike From Tue 28th?

Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:29 pm

Quoting kl911 (Reply 4):
Wow, I hope you will be ok. It doesnt say what percentage of flights will be cancelled though, and often international flights have priority and will fly.



I hope a flight from NAP to MUC will be "international" then!!  
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