Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland
Advertisement

Wednesday strike hits 410 Lufthansa flights

Share this article

Wednesday strike hits 410 Lufthansa flights
Photo: DPA
08:03 CET+01:00
German airline Lufthansa has cancelled 410 domestic and European flights after the pilot's union called a 24-hour walk-out in dispute over pensions.

The pilots' union Cockpit called on its members to stop work between 2301 GMT on Tuesday and 2259 GMT on Wednesday in a long-running dispute over early retirement provisions.

"Despite the strike, the Lufthansa group will be able to operate most of its around 3,000 daily services and offer most passengers alternatives on other flights," Lufthansa said.

"Overall, the airlines of the Lufthansa group will be able to operate around two thirds of its timetabled flights."

Cockpit staged a long series of walkouts last year over management plans to change the pilots' transitional pension arrangements.

Currently, pilots can retire at 55 and receive up to 60 percent of their pay until they reach the statutory retirement age of 65.

Lufthansa wants to scrap the arrangement.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Advertisement

From our sponsors

The Swedish university where students tackle real-world problems

Ranked among the world's best young universities in the QS Top 50 Under 50, Linköping University (LiU) uses innovative learning techniques that prepare its students to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Jobs
Click here to start your job search
Advertisement
Advertisement

Popular articles

Advertisement
Advertisement