Strike clips Eurow­ings

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CABIN crew at Lufthansa’s bud­get air­line Eurow­ings have launched a 15-hour strike, caus­ing dozens of flight can­cel­la­tions, as the Ger­man car­rier warned cus­tomers to pre­pare for a larger walk­out by pi­lots today.

The Cock­pit union an­nounced on Mon­day that pi­lots of all short and long-haul flights out of Ger­many will go on strike in a dis­pute over pay.

Lufthansa said: “Due to to­mor­row’s strike, 876 of 3,000 LH Group flights had to be can­celled.”

It said about 100,000 pas­sen­gers would be af­fected, in­clud­ing on 51 in­tercon­ti­nen­tal con­nec­tions.

The union said the air­line has been post­ing “very good num­bers for years” but pi­lots have not seen any pay in­creases.

It is ask­ing for a 3.66 per cent yearly raise for five years.

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