29 MARCH 2010


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Article from BTNews 29 MARCH 2010

Airline strike

LUFTHANSA passengers, and potential passengers, should be aware that the airline’s pilots plan to go on strike again next month after failing to resolve a dispute over pay and job security that already caused a walkout in February.  They will strike from 13 April to 16 April, the Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) union said.  The move comes amid mounting labour unrest over management attempts to push through cost-cuts.  With more than two weeks left until the strike is due to start, Lufthansa hopes it can still be avoided.  Last time a judge intervened with a cooling off period and the four-day strike became one day, the idea being that the problems would be resolved.  "We are ready for talks and hope very much that VC will return to the negotiating table," a spokeswoman for Lufthansa said.  The current British Airways strike started on Saturday 27 March and will continue until midnight on Tuesday. www.lufthansa.com

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