Lufthansa Strike Update

Munich. Today pilots went on strike at Lufthansa, knocking out 3,200 flights according to the company's skeleton timetable.

The four-day work stoppage will be the biggest stoppage labour disruption in the German airline's history.

In preparation, Lufthansa is trying to reschedule passengers onto jets flown by non-union staff and offering refunds to passengers who must cancel trips.

There was a rush in recent days to book with other airlines or rebook travel within Europe by rail instead.

More than 4,000 of Lufthansa's 4,500 pilots are members of the Cockpit Association, which in May demanded pay hikes of 6.4 percent, a no-layoffs promise and commitments from the airline not to outsource operations to lower-pay subsidiaries.

With a deadlock after months of talks, Cockpit Association members voted last week to authorise an all-out stoppage.

Experienced Lufthansa flight captains earn between 110,000 and 250,000 euros ($150,000 and 340,000) per year.

Pilots still abroad early Monday were told to work one more homebound leg before joining the strike.

The Monday-Thursday strike will also affect subsidiaries Germanwings and Lufthansa Cargo, but not subsidiaries such as Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, British Midland, Eurowings, Air Dolomiti and Lufthansa Italia.

 


Write a comment ...
Post comment
Cancel

Study finds smoking e-cigarettes could cause cancer

A recent study hints that e-cigarette smoke may contribute to lung and bladder cancer, as well as heart disease, in humans.

Using mice models for their...

Guard Your Eyes Jealously

In August 2017, it happened that I met my pre-primary school teacher deep down in my cradle village in central Uganda. Unfortunately, my teacher has a...

Munich Security Conference 2018 - City Center becomes a restricted area

Munich Security Conference 2018
This year's Munich Security Conference (MSC) will be held from February 16 - 18th, 2018 at the "Hotel Bayerischer Hof" again. On the agenda are, in...

High-salt diet linked to dementia in mice

Scientists have discovered that a diet which is high in salt, can have major effects on the brain and in mice, can lead to dementia. The study,...

SEO Tips 2018

Ranking high is very important in digital marketing. It allows you can stay relevant and gain competitive advantage. SEO has become increasingly...

Top 10 Sledging Hills for Kids in Munich

Munich sledging top 10 places
If you're looking for a sledging opportunity in Munich where you can easily take your kids without much fuss, here are some suggestions:

1. Olympiaberg...

Olympiaturm Turns 50

Munich's Olympic Tower was  opened exactly 50 years ago - on February 22nd 1968 - for the first time. With its exactly 291.28 meters, it is to this...

Road proyect under Stonehenge endangers 6,000 year old site

Plans for an uderground dual carriage way could badly damage a major archaelogical site near the world heritage site, experts warned. Hoofprints of...

Raila Odinga - 5 intriguing facts you never knew

Raila Odinga
Raila Odinga is an outstanding personality in Kenyan politics, the party leader for Cord, and former Kenyan Prime Minister. If you are reading this...

The Meerkats are back in Town

Munich Zoo Meercats
Munich Zoo (Tierpark Hellabrunn) proudly presents their new inhabitants - three male and one female meerkat that moved in right next to the giraffes'...

A green way of coloring denims blue

A new research study led by the University of California, Berkeley engineering Professor John Dueber has shown that indigo dye, widely used in denim...

Future smart devices might provide you with a feel for virtual textures and shapes

Imagine you are browsing the just-released iPhone that you would like to purchase on your tablet. Normally, what would that entail? A trip to the...

Advertise with The Munich Eye
Public Service Advertisements
Shades of Love
Advertisements
Spanish Finca for rent Web Site Optimisation
Newspaper sudoku