Lufthansa strike called off

LUFTHANSA pilots have cancelled their threatened four-day strike following successful negotiations between the carrier and their union, Cockpit. Both parties will now enter mediation.

The strike would have affected Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo, and subsidiary Germanwings and run from 13-16 April.

The dispute over wages and job security has been growing for several months now. In February, an initial walk-out by pilots cost Lufthansa €48 million (US$64 million) before the company managed to persuade the German courts that the strike was illegal.

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