Lufthansa pi­lots strike over wages

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Ger­many’s largest air­line, Lufthansa, said it can­celled 890 flights yes­ter­day after pi­lots again ex­tended their strike in an on­go­ing dis­pute over wages. Lufthansa said that some 98,000 pas­sen­gers on short and long-haul flights are af­fected. The Cock­pit union has been stag­ing strikes with 24 hours’ no­tice since last week, and it re­mains far apart from Lufthansa in a pay dis­pute that has dragged on for more than two years. So far the strikes have not af­fected Lufthansa sub­sidiaries Eurow­ings, Ger­man­wings, Aus­trian Air and Swiss. Cock­pit is seek­ing retroac­tive raises of 3.66 per cent a year go­ing back five-anda-half years. Lufthansa of­fered to in­crease pi­lot pay by 4.4 per cent by mid-2018, and make a one-time pay­ment equal to 1.8 monthly salaries in lieu of past raises.

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