Lufthansa cabin crew strike set to cause disruption

Lufthansa flights face eight hours of disruption in Frankfurt and Berlin today (Tuesday) due to a second strike by cabin crew in less than a week.

German cabin crew union UFO said it was calling on its members working at Lufthansa to go on strike in Frankfurt from 4am until midday and at Berlin’s Tegel airport from 3am to 11am in a row over pay and conditions

An eight-hour strike at Frankfurt on Friday forced the cancellation of almost 200 Lufthansa flights, leaving 26,000 passengers stranded and costing Germany’s biggest airline millions.

The main Lufthansa hub was also closed to inbound flights from Europe for several hours due to congestion.

The union, which is calling for a 5% pay increase and guarantees against outsourcing and the use of temporary workers, had threatened to escalate the industrial action.

The airline has said it will not improve its offer of a 3.5% pay rise for working longer hours.

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