Passengers will be notified of the flight cancellation from 4pm today.
Unions demanded Lufthansa’s ground staff take a day off work on Wednesday over a pay dispute, the latest of several transport strikes in Germany.
The Ver.di union announced on Monday that it has called on the German airline’s ground staff at its Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin and Düsseldorf airports to go on strike starting at 4 a.m. on February 7 and lasting for 27 hours.
The union is calling for a 12.5% pay rise, or at least an additional 500 euros per month, for around 25,000 employees, including check-in staff, aircraft handling staff, maintenance staff and cargo transportation staff.
Lufthansa said it was working on a special schedule and criticized the scale of the strike early in the conflict.
Germany has been hit by a series of strikes aimed at tourists
It has been a frustrating few weeks for German travelers and commuters, with contract negotiations in the rail, aviation and local transport sectors converging.
Ver.di called security guards at most of Germany’s largest companies last Thursday airport They carried out a one-day strike, causing widespread flight cancellations. A strike on Friday saw bus, tram and subway services suspended across much of Germany. Such multi-hour or one-day “warning strikes” are a common tactic in German contract negotiations.
Germany’s railway system is embroiled in a dispute centering on: train driverLabor unions are demanding shorter work weeks.
After a five-day strike last month, the GDL union has returned to negotiations with the main state-owned railway operator. german railwaysand agreed to no further strikes by March 3.
Is your flight affected by the Lufthansa strike?
Lufthansa German Airlines said it expected a “widespread impact” on its flight schedule for February 7-8 as a result of the strike.
Passengers who book flights on these dates will be notified of the following information: cancel From around 4pm today (Monday), passengers will have the option to rebook via email or the Lufthansa app. We recommend checking regularly for updates.
If a flight is canceled at short notice and there is no suitable alternative, airlines will usually allow passengers to change their tickets to Deutsche Bahn. train Tickets are free.