Lufthansa AG, a Germany airline, had to recently cancel one-hundred-and-forty flights because of a strike. The strike was held on Monday at Frankfurt airport, which is Lufthansa’s main hub. The airline stated that all international flights would not be affected by the strike and will continue as scheduled. On the other hand, all domestic and European flights have been canceled because there aren’t enough workers to operate them.
The ground workers, people who oversee the tarmac operations, are extremely upset and demand a double-digit increase in wages. An estimated two hundred workers are upset that they are not paid the same amount as their counterparts at a different airline. The union just wishes to be paid the same salaries that other airports pay.
Since Monday, in addition to the 120 Lufthansa flights that were canceled another 60 was added to the list. Despite the overwhelming number of flights canceled, most of the daily flights were still running.
The Union spokesperson stated that the “strike was not intended to shut the airport down, just to cause enough inconvenience to bring attention to the workers’ demands. What we don’t want is to create chaos. It is all about creating disruptions and there are a huge number of those.”
The strike started on Sunday and is scheduled to last until Thursday morning. This was the second three-day strike scheduled due to the unacceptable offer that followed the first round.
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