Lufthansa Pilot Strike | Teplis Travel

Lufthansa Pilots in Perpetual Strike Mode

Lufthansa pilots will once again stage strikes this week in a long-running dispute over pay. Union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) has called on its members to strike for 48 hours from Tuesday (November 29), affecting all short-haul flights. The row centres around pay increases, with Lufthansa’s offer of 2.5 per cent described as “inadequate”. (Management approved a 30% pay raise for themselves recently.) The union is calling for a 3.7 per cent pay rise for 5,400 pilots dating back to 2012. Lufthansa will prepare a special flight schedule for Tuesday and Wednesday. So far, over 345,000 passengers have been affected by 2,755 flight cancellations during the four days of strikes in the past week. The announcement concerns Lufthansa flights only, with those operated by CityLine, Germanwings, Eurowings, Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, SWISS and Brussels Airlines operating as normal. Lufthansa has asked passengers to check the status of their flight before traveling to the airport. (Buying Business Travel)

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