Ground staff at Lufthansa begin warning strike

A second warning strike by ground staff in Germany has begun at AUA parent Lufthansa. The company expects hundreds of flights to be canceled and more than 100,000 passengers affected.

The company has already canceled several connections at its most important hub in Frankfurt this evening. Only a few intercontinental flights are still to take place. Austrian Airlines flights will not be affected for now, the spokesperson said.

Lufthansa employees in technology, logistics, cargo and IT went on warning strike this evening, as confirmed by the head of the ver.di strike, Marvin Reszinski. Ground staff in Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn and Stuttgart will follow at 4am tomorrow.

Passengers should not arrive at the airport

The airline plans to put 10 to 20 percent of its planned roughly 1,000 flights into the air tomorrow. During the first warning strikes almost two weeks ago, around 900 flights were canceled and more than 100,000 passengers had to reschedule.

Lufthansa warned passengers on canceled flights that they should not come to the airport because the re-booking counters there were not staffed, news agencies said.

According to ver.di, group-wide collective wage negotiations for around 25,000 employees, including those at Deutsche Lufthansa, Lufthansa Technik, Lufthansa Cargo, Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services, Lufthansa Engineering and others, are behind the warning strike by ground staff. Operational Services and other group companies. Lufthansa is talking about around 20,000 employees.

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