Deutsche Lufthansa today paralyzed by general strike
Airlines lead unsuccessful negotiations with the unions on this wage increases and savings. Unions demand pay increases of about 5.2%, the company wants to lay off 2015 employees around 3500 from the current state of 33,000, saving around 2.3 mld.EUR.
In September, Lufthansa faced a strike by flight personnel "floored" = roughly half of 1000 the total number of scheduled flights. In the fall of 2010 pilots strike grounded around two thirds of scheduled flights.
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