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Lufthansa cancels flights as cabin crew stage second strike

  • Lufthansa canceled around 300 flights on Tuesday as cabin crew staged another day of strikes over pay and cost-cutting measures at three of Germany's biggest airports.

    The German carrier canceled short and medium-haul flights as well as services to and from Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, Beijing and Mexico City.

    The labor action comes after workers held a daylong strike last Friday.

    Lufthansa employs around 19,000 cabin crew with the UFO representing about two-thirds of them.

    The UFO is seeking 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.

    The strikes could cost the airline between $6 to $12 million a day.