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Lufthansa cabin crews to extend strikes on Tuesday

Published on Sep 3, 2012 6:32 AM
 
Cabin crew members of German airline Deutsche Lufthansa will strike again on Tuesday and extend work stoppages, after a labour action on Friday over pay and cost-cutting measures brought Frankfurt airport, Germany's busiest, to a standstill. -- PHOTO: AFP

FRANKFURT (REUTERS) - Cabin crew members of German airline Deutsche Lufthansa will strike again on Tuesday and extend work stoppages, after a labour action on Friday over pay and cost-cutting measures brought Frankfurt airport, Germany's busiest, to a standstill.

The union on Tuesday plans to strike for longer than the eight hours on Friday and at more airports but is still considering where and when, it said on Sunday in a statement on its website. It will give notice at least six hours before new stoppages start, it said.

A spokesman for Lufthansa said that Germany's biggest airline had little possibility to prepare for the strike and was not planning right now to improve its offer to increase wages by 3.5 per cent in exchange for longer working hours.

The cabin crew union UFO demands a 5 per cent pay rise and guarantees that Lufthansa will not outsource jobs and use more temporary workers.

 
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