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Germanwings flights to Polish cities cancelled in strike

PR dla Zagranicy
Roberto Galea 27.10.2016 15:42
Flights to Warsaw and Kraków are among hundreds of Germanwings and Eurowings connections cancelled in a 24-hour strike on Thursday.
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The on-board personnel strike which started at midnight has grounded some 350 of the 500 flights scheduled by the two airlines, the budget carriers owned by Lufthansa.

Intercontinental flights remain unaffected.

German flight attendant trade union, UFO, which represents Germanwings and Eurowings workers, had been negotiating for better pay, working hours and conditions for two years when talks fell through on Wednesday night.

The head of UFO, Nicoley Baublies, told German television station ZDF that more strikes are in the pipeline.

He also said that media reports of a seven-percent pay rise allegedly offered by Eurowings was a ruse. “In reality we never received such an offer,” he said.

The strikes on Thursday have affected some 50,000 passengers at every major German airport, excluding Frankfurt and Munich. (vb/rg)

Source: IAR

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