Vereinigung Cockpit (VC), the union that represents LUFTHANSA pilots has announced today that a strike is imminent and offered to only provide a 24-hour warning ahead of the walk out.

The latest threat comes after negotiations fell apart between LH and the union.   If the strike takes place, it will be the 14th that has been called due to the ongoing battle between union and LH management.  The biggest issues continues to revolve around pilot benefits for early retirement, as well as a pay hike.   As far as the increase in pay is concerned, the union is looking for a 3.6% increase while Lufthansa has countered at 2.5%.

The union offered no further details in terms of what flights would be targeted should they decided to walk off the job, again.

LH’s management has responded to this latest threat with obvious disappointment but also announced that it was ready to re-engage in talks with the union.

Sounds like a scene from Groundhogs Day doesn’t it?