06.07.2015

More strikes loom at Lufthansa after talks with pilots fail

luft747.jpgMore strikes loom at Lufthansa after talks with pilots fail

Talks between Lufthansa and pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit  about taking a pay dispute to mediation have failed, raising the prospect of strikes at the height of the summer travel season, the union said on Monday.

Lufthansa and its pilots have been trying to agree a mediation process to end a long-running pay dispute, which has already caused more than a dozen pilot strikes since April 2014.The VC union said Lufthansa had not wanted to discuss all disputed topics and that an agreement to hold off on strikes until the end of July was no longer valid.

"A new escalation of the dispute has therefore become more likely," the union said in a statement.

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