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Strike action forces Lufthansa to cancel half its flights

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Strike action forces Lufthansa to cancel half its flights

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Thousands of people are stuck in German airports because of another strike by Lufthansa cabin crew.

The 24-hour walkout has forced the firm to ground half its flights, leaving an estimated 100,000 passengers stranded.

The union says it wants a better pay and conditions package, but it appears the two sides are still far apart with Lufthansa refusing mediation.

UFO union leader Nicoley Baublies said: “We expect some substantial movement and we think there will be talks over the coming days so that we can avoid further strike actions.

Talks between Lufthansa and UFO broke down a week ago having failed to result in an agreement for 13 months.

The union wants a 5 percent pay increase and guarantees against outsourcing and the use of temporary workers.