Lufthansa crew stage third strike

  • Lufthansa cabin crew have begun a 24-hour nationwide strike, forcing the German carrier to cancel 1,200 flights on Friday and over the weekend.

    The strike has been called by the UFO union and is set to hit Germany's six main airports, including Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich.

    This is the second strike following action at the end of last week.

    Lufthansa employs around 19,000 cabin crew with the UFO union 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 are expected to cost the airline around $6 to $12 million a day.