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Germanwings strike action cancelled following negotiations

08. July 2013

According to latest reports on 7 July, a planned strike by cabin crew of Lufthansa's subsidiary, Germanwings, scheduled for 8 July, has been cancelled. This follows the success of preliminary negotiations between Germany's UFO union, which represents the low-cost subsidiary's cabin crew, and officials from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. All scheduled Germanwings services are expected to operate as normal. The strike was planned following a breakdown in wage negotiations between union representatives and Deutsche Lufthansa AG officials. The labour dispute over wage increases and other employment conditions has been ongoing for over a year. Given the prolonged nature of the dispute, Germanwings cabin crew may still choose to engage in strike action in the short-term, despite the apparent success of the latest negotiations. Any future strike action would likely result in significant disruptions to Germanwings' domestic flight services. Clients planning travel with Germanwings in the near-term are advised to monitor local media for future updates on possible strike action.

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