The union representing the majority of Lufthansa’s pilots has once again suggesting that strike are imminent in the coming days and weeks.
Little progress has been made in settling a multi-pronged dispute that includes benefits for pilots who retire early as well as the union’s dissatisfaction with Lufthansa’s labor plans for their Low Cost Carrier operations including WINGS and germanwings.
The union has stated that it will meet with its membership in the near future to determine the timing of the next wave of strikes. Typically the union has given 24-48 hours of an upcoming walkout which gives little time for LH to respond. Fortunately Lufthansa has managed the process as well as be expected as it tries to minimize the impact that passengers would feel.
I’ll provide additional updates as this latest threat develops.