Ver.di announces Lufthansa strike affecting 5 German airports
Ver.di has announced that 25.000 employees at Germany’s flag-carrier airline will hold a one-day strike on February 7, 2024. It is expected that around 90 percent of Lufthansa flights will be affected.
Ver.di confirms warning strike for Lufthansa ground staff
Lufthansa staff working at five airports across Germany will go out on strike on February 7, ver.di has announced. Airports in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich will be affected by the strike, which is scheduled to begin at 4am on February 7 and end at 7.10am on February 8.
"Since all ground staff, from maintenance to passenger and aircraft handling, will be called to the strike, it will most likely lead to major cancellations and delays," ver.di said on Monday. The strike is expected to impact between 80 and 90 percent of flights run by Lufthansa.
Lufthansa and ver.di continue negotiations
Lufthansa bosses have called the action “incomprehensible”, but in a statement on Monday, ver.di representative Marvin Reschinsky said that the strike would be unnecessary “if Lufthansa were to grant ground staff the same increases as other groups of employees in the company”.
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