German strike hits flights
Friday 23 January 2009
Lufthansa flight attendants walked off the job today at Germany's busiest airport to press their demand for higher wages.
The three-hour warning strike at Frankfurt airport was expected to affect 80 flights, with 14 cancellations and scores of delays, the airline said.
The UFO union is seeking a 15 per cent raise for its 600 members, while Lufthansa has so far offered a 6.1 per cent increase over 12 months, and a 3 per cent bonus payment.
Contract negotiations between the airline and the union broke down last Friday.
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