Lufthansa flights might be heading towards disruption as German cabin crew union UFO urged members to walk off their jobs at on October 20th, although the carrier contests the union’s right to represent workers.
At least five of the Lufthansa group’s airlines — Lufthansa, Eurowings, Germanwings, Cityline and Sunexpress — would be hit by strikes for higher pay in the coming weeks.
It is still unclear exactly how many passengers and flights could be affected by the strikes on Sunday. Previous job walk-offs by cabin crews at Lufthansa and its subsidiaries has led to several flight cancellations.
Lufthansa was quoted as saying it would “maintain its entire timetable”, calling UFO’s call to strike “illegal”.
Bosses at the airline group believe UFO may no longer have the legal right to speak for workers and have challenged its status in court.
Via The Local.de