Please enable JavaScript to experience the full functionality of mail.com.

Germany's Lufthansa, union agree to arbitration in dispute

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's largest airline, Lufthansa, says it has agreed to enter arbitration with a union representing cabin crew workers, averting the possibility of more strikes for the time being. Lufthansa said Tuesday in a joint statement with the UFO union that recent talks between the two sides had been "constructive" and shown "that we can come to a solution together."

The union most recently held a two-day strike last week, forcing Lufthansa to cancel hundreds of flights. The two sides have been locked in a bitter dispute over pay and the union's legal status. They say they hope a neutral arbitrator will now help them find a solution acceptable to both parties and plan a press statement on the progress on Thursday.

Sponsored Content