Lufthansa flight attendants to broaden strike

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Lufthansa flight attendants to broaden strike

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Lufthansa flight attendants to broaden strike
Robert Silk
November 10, 2015

A strike by the Lufthansa flight attendants' union, which has been ongoing since last Friday, will grow larger beginning Wednesday morning.

The union, UFO, has called on members to expand the strike to all Lufthansa routes in or out of Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Munich between 4 a.m. German local time Wednesday and the end of Friday. Germany is six hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Standard Time. The strike applies only to Lufthansa, and not to other Lufthansa Group airlines.

The broadening of the strike will come at the end of its fourth active day. (The UFO said it took a reprieve from the action on Sunday as a concession to leisure travelers.) On Tuesday, Lufthansa cancelled 126 long-haul and 10 intra-Europe flights as cabin workers sat out designated routes in and out of Frankfurt, Munich and Dusseldorf. Those cancellations alone affected 27,300 passengers, according to Lufthansa.

Lufthansa’s 19,000 flight attendants are calling for transition benefits should they retire early. The union rejected Lufthansa’s most recent offer, put forward Monday.

Lufthansa had petitioned a German court to end the strike, according to CNN.

The airline is asking customers to go to for more information on their flights.

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