1-Apr-2010 12:41 PM

Lufthansa calls on pilots to cancel strike

Lufthansa called on pilots to cancel their planned four-day strike and re-enter negotiations, stating it could seek a legal injunction against the strike and would claim damages from the pilots’ labor union, Vereinigung Cockpit (VC), via the courts, if it goes ahead (Dow Jones, 31-Mar-2010). The carrier will seek talks with pilots on whether the labour contracts apply to regional divisions or units abroad and also offered separate mediation with the VC over pay and job conditions. The carrier estimates that the four-day strike could result in more the EUR100 million in losses.