More Strikes Loom As Lufthansa Cabin Crew Talks Stall

German flag carrier Lufthansa is facing further strike action after talks with its cabin crew union over working conditions stalled.

German flag carrier Lufthansa is facing further strike action after talks with its cabin crew union over working conditions stalled.

Cabin crew union UFO said negotiations had “failed completely” after Lufthansa submitted its offer on October 19, citing differences of opinion on issues such as job security as a factor in the breakdown.

UFO also indicated that further negotiations with Lufthansa had been made “virtually impossible” and that a set target to finalise an agreement by November 1 would no longer be reached.

The airline has been hit by 13 pilots’ strikes in the past 18 months as Lufthansa struggled to reach agreement with union Vereinigung Cockpit, costing it $112m in 2015 alone.

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