Trade Union for Lufthansa flight attendants, UFO, has confirmed strikes from Friday 31 August, potentially causing delays and cancellations for many travellers.
UFO stated that it would give six hours' notice on strike times and locations, which are yet to be decided. Travellers flying with the airline over the next few days are advised keep checking the Lufthansa website for the latest updates on strike actions.
Strikes were expected to start as early as 29 August, as negotiations between Lufthansa and the UFO broke up the day before without reaching an agreement on pay rises. The union has stated that the dispute with Lufthansa could continue for "a very long time" according to the union.
Staff at the company was demanding a five percent pay rise as well as guarantees that Lufthansa would not outsource jobs. However, the airline is only prepared to offer a rise that equates to 3.5%.
The UFO union represents around two thirds of Lufthansa crew members, who fly from 14 UK airports, including Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh.
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