Updating my previous post regarding a potential strike, it has now become official that no strike will be called today. However the Union in their comments said that it will stage random short term work stoppages on only a few hours notice. This was a similar tactic used by ground workers at German airports earlier this year during their labor disputes.
Der Spiegel reported that UFO, the union representing the Flight Attendants/Cabin Crew announced at a press conference that it will not begin a full-blown work stoppage today as was expected when negotiations between the union and Lufthansa broke down during the overnight hours between Monday and Tuesday.
The Flight attendants are requesting a 5% pay raise and other benefits that ensured their job security as Lufthansa seeks to streamline the employment structure of it’s flight attendants and cabin crew.