BERLIN — Flight attendants at Germanwings, a division of Lufthansa’s low-cost carrier Eurowings, on Monday started a three-day walkout that has prompted the cancellation of some 180 flights in total.
Eurowings said that the strike called by the UFO union caused the cancellation of about 15% of its flights, and more than 1,000 of the 1,200 flights scheduled over the three days would go ahead as planned, news agency dpa reported.
UFO called the strike over a dispute about opportunities to work part-time at Germanwings, which provides around 30 of Eurowings’ 140 aircraft. It is part of a wider and bitter long-term dispute between UFO and Lufthansa, and follows a failed attempt at arbitration.
The Associated Press