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Lufthansa pilots announce three-day strike for next week

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Lufthansa <LHAG.DE> pilots will hold a three-day strike from April 2 to April 4, their union said on Friday, as they seek to pressure the German airline in pay and contract negotiations. "We won't let ourselves be given the run around by Lufthansa," union Vereinigung Cockpit, which represents around 5,400 Lufthansa pilots, said in a statement on Friday. (Reporting by Victoria Bryan; Editing by Ludwig Burger)

Strikes hit German airports as workers demand higher pay

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's main airports were hit by a strike on Thursday as public sector workers raised pressure on the government in pay talks. The strike affected airports across the country including Frankfurt, Europe's third-largest hub, and Munich, both of which are mainly served by Lufthansa, Germany's biggest airline.

Lufthansa to cancel 600 flights Thursday due to strike

Lufthansa, Germany's biggest airline, said it will cancel around 600 European and domestic flights on Thursday due to a strike by ground staff, baggage handlers and maintenance workers. The giant services sector union Verdi has called for the walkout at Germany's major airports over a pay dispute. "The airlines of the Lufthansa group expect substantial disruptions to air traffic tomorrow, due to the strikes called by Verdi," it said in a statement on Wednesday. It quoted media estimates that around 6,000 employees in Frankfurt alone would take part in the strike.

Lufthansa to cancel 600 flights Thursday due to strike

Lufthansa, Germany's biggest airline, said Wednesday that it will cancel around 600 European and domestic flights on Thursday due to a strike by ground staff, baggage handlers and maintenance workers. The giant services sector union Verdi has called for the walkout at Germany's major airports over a pay dispute. spm/gd

Germany's Lufthansa pilots back strike action

Pilots at German flag carrier Lufthansa have voted overwhelmingly for strike action in a dispute over pay and conditions, a union said Friday. No date has yet been announced for the stoppage which won more than 95 percent approval in a vote, the pilots' union Cockpit said. Strikes will be announced at least 48 hours in advance, Ilona Ritter of the union said, adding however that stoppages over Easter were not planned. As well as salary increases, the union is also demanding improved conditions for pilots at the end of their careers. ck-kjm/fz/ric

Lufthansa pilots vote for strike in pay row

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Pilots at German flagship carrier Lufthansa <LHAG.DE> voted in favor of going on strike in a dispute over pay and working conditions, union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) said on Friday. The union, which represents more than 5,000 Lufthansa pilots, said more than 90 percent of its members voted in favor of a strike. "No one of us really wants to strike and we've been negotiating very patiently, but our patience has run out," the pilot's chief negotiator Thomas von Sturm told journalists.

Lufthansa profits nosedive in 2013, resumes dividend

Lufthansa, Germany's biggest airline, said Thursday that its bottom-line profit nosedived in 2013, but it will resume dividend payments to shareholders. Lufthansa said in a statement its full-year net profit fell by 74.5 percent to 313 million euros ($436 million). But that was because "the previous year's result was largely boosted by non-recurring income from transferring operations at Austrian Airlines, while the result for 2013 was depressed by restructuring and project costs for the installation of the new Lufthansa business class seats," the airline explained.

Lufthansa says passenger traffic rises in February

Lufthansa, Germany's number one airline, said on Tuesday that passenger traffic increased fractionally in February. Lufthansa said in a statement that so-called revenue seat-kilometres -- a measure of how many of an airline's available seats were actually sold -- inched 0.2 percent higher to 13.144 million last month. In concrete terms, Lufthana said it carried 6.684 million passengers in February, 0.6 percent more than during the same month last year. At the same time, the airline reduced the number of flights by 2.2 percent.

Chaos at Frankfurt airport as security staff strike

Passengers were advised Friday not to bother turning up for flights at Frankfurt airport because of a one-day strike by security staff. "We have asked passengers not to travel to the airport for now. As things currently stand, the legally required security checks cannot be carried out," a spokesman for airport operator Fraport told AFP. The spokesman said that in total 65 flights had officially been cancelled so far, out of a total 1,300 scheduled for the entire day.

Union calls on Frankfurt airport security staff to strike Friday

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German trade union Verdi has called on security workers at Frankfurt airport to go on strike on Friday in a bid to push for higher pay, a move likely to cause widespread disruption at Europe's third largest hub. The airport employs around 5,000 people in areas such as security controls, freight checks and airport security and services, Verdi said in a statement on Thursday. The strike will begin at 0100 GMT and run until 2200 GMT, the union said.
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