Lufthansa Pilots Vote For Strike Action, Threatening Further Air Travel Disruption

More flight disruption for German flagship carrier Lufthansa could further disrupt busy summer travel as pilots voted almost 98 per cent in favour of strike action, rejecting the company’s contract proposal. No strike dates have been declared, and both sides say they want a negotiated settlement. The pilots are demanding a 5.5 per cent pay raise pegged to inflation.

Just one week ago, the airline cancelled over 1000 flights for a scheduled, one-day strike by ground crew.

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