02.09.2015

Lufthansa Pilots' union threatens renewed strikes

lufthansacrew.jpgLufthansa Pilots' union threatens renewed strikes.

Pilots union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) threatened renewed strike action at Lufthansa , saying the German flag carrier had rejected its offer of concessions in a long-running dispute that has cost the airline hundreds of millions of euros.

Walkouts could start any time and could hit Lufthansa, its cargo arm Lufthansa Cargo and its budget carrier Germanwings, VC said in a statement on Wednesday.

Lufthansa denied it had turned down the offer and said it regretted that VC had declared the negotiations a failure. "We hope that talks can resume," a spokesman for Lufthansa said.

UPDATE SEP 7: Deutsche Lufthansa pilots are set to go on strike Tuesday after the German airline's executive board rejected a proposal from trade union Vereinigung Cockpit last week, the union said Monday.

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