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Lufthansa operations to normalise as employees’ strikes near end

Negotiations are set to resume on Wednesday.

• February 21, 2024
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Operations at Germany’s largest airline were expected to normalise on Wednesday after this month’s second wave of strikes by Lufthansa employees came to an end.

“Lufthansa plans to gradually resume flight operations in Frankfurt and Munich after the end of the Verdi strike on Wednesday morning,” said a company spokesman.

Trade union Verdi had called on employees to stop work for a second time this month in an ongoing wage dispute with the airline.

Negotiations are set to resume on Wednesday.

Due to the effects of the 35-hour strike by ground staff, there could be delayed flights or cancellations in some cases during the course of the day, the airline spokesman said.

The company asked customers to regularly check their flight status on the Lufthansa website or app.

The strike by technicians, logistics and counter staff was particularly noticeable on Tuesday at the Munich and Frankfurt hubs, where flights were still being cancelled on Wednesday.

Strikes also took place at the airports in Hamburg, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Cologne/Bonn and Stuttgart.

Verdi is demanding a 12.5 per cent pay rise for the more than 20,000 employees as well as a one-year inflation compensation bonus.

A compensation bonus of €3,000 ($3,240) is demanded.

Lufthansa recently offered the bonus and around 10 per cent more pay for a term of 25 months. 

(dpa/NAN) 

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