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LABOR DISPUTE Strike Grounds Lufthansa Flights Thomas Lohnes, DAPD / AP Photo

Strike Grounds Lufthansa Flights

Hundreds of flights will be kept on the ground in Berlin, Frankfurt, and Munich on Tuesday after employees of Deutsche Lufthansa struck for better pay. “It’s difficult for the company to cushion the impact,” said company spokesman Klaus Walther of the protest, which follows a walkout by employees on Friday. “We cannot just get new flight attendants, and the personnel buffer is limited.” The union that represents the majority of Lufthansa’s cabin crew workers called for the Tuesday strikes, and is demanding a 5 percent increase in pay as well as job-protection measures for flight crews.

September 4, 2012 7:54 AM