Eurowings strikes called off for now

Cabin crew union stops walkouts planned this week
A strike over pay at Lufthansa’s budget unit Eurowings, called for two days this week by a cabin crew union, has been called off for now.
The union, UFO, put a stop to its planned walkouts, but called on the airline’s management to agree on what steps to take next with the help of a mediator.
The two sides have so far failed to reach agreement. UFO has rejected an offer of a pay increase of 7% on average, Eurowings said.
The carrier was virtually grounded by a strike last Thursday, which resulted in the cancellation of more than 400 of 555 flights. A further strike had been called for two unspecified days this week.
“Evidently, UFO is pursuing goals that have nothing to do with the open aspects of the contract negotiations,” said Joerg Beissel, Eurowings’ personnel chief before the decision to stop the strike.
Reuters / The National

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