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Lufthansa faces weekend strike at Paris airport

Published on Jan 2, 2014 10:10 PM
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Lufthansa aircraft  parked on the tarmac at Frankfurt airport on July 12, 2013. French unions have called on Lufthansa workers at Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport to strike from Friday morning to Sunday evening in a dispute over outsourcing ground operations, which could cause flights delays and cancellations. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

FRANKFURT (REUTERS) - French unions have called on Lufthansa workers at Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport to strike from Friday morning to Sunday evening in a dispute over outsourcing ground operations, which could cause flights delays and cancellations.

"In the case of a strike Lufthansa flights to and from Paris could be affected," a spokeswoman for the airline said on Thursday.

The strike call came a week after Lufthansa was forced to cancel four flights because most of its workers in Paris called in sick as part of a protest against plans to outsource ground operations at the airport to a third-party provider.

The UNSA union, which represents Lufthansa staff in France, has said the move would threaten 199 jobs.

 
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