Lufthansa cabin crews to extend strikes

  • Cabin staff at German airline Lufthansa are to go on strike again on Tuesday after labor action on Friday over pay and cost-cutting measures brought Frankfurt airport to a standstill.

    The union plans to strike for longer than the eight hours on Friday and at more airports.

    It is still to announce where and when but will issue a warning at least six hours before the new stoppages start.

    An impasse between the union and the airline has lasted for more than a year.

    The union is looking for a pay increase of 5 percent for cabin staff for 15 months starting from January this year.

    Lufthansa's latest offer was for a pay increase of around 3.5 percent.