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21 October, 2019 00:00 00 AM

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German airports hit by Eurowings, Germanwings walkouts

AFP, Frankfurt

Cabin crew at four Lufthansa subsidiary airlines staged a day-long strike yesterday, causing dozens of cancellations at German airports in a battle for better pay and conditions.

The walkout, called by the UFO cabin crew union, was initially set to last from 5:00 am until 11:00 am (0300-0900 GMT) but a worsening spat with Lufthansa bosses prompted the union to extend the strike until midnight.

The industrial action at Eurowings, Germanwings, SunExpress and CityLine led to at least 12 departures being scrapped at Hamburg airport, around 10 in Munich and around 15 at Berlin-Tegel, according to DPA news agency.

Frankfurt airport, the country’s busiest, reported “several” cancellations, as did Duesseldorf and Cologne-Bonn.

In a statement, UFO said it had ramped up the strike after the Lufthansa group told employees the walkouts were “illegal” and “endanger your jobs”.

 

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