MORE TALK Cabin crew union cancels strikes at Lufthansa

Posted on 11/25/2015

A strike at Germany's largest airline, Lufthansa, has been averted after a cabin crew union announces it would hold further negotiations with the airline. The union UFO said Wednesday that it would cancel previously announced walkouts for Thursday, Friday and Monday.

The union for flight attendants said there would be further negotiations leading up to a so-called job summit with Lufthansa on Dec. 2. The contract dispute comes as Lufthansa is trying to cut costs amid rising competition from Gulf state airlines. Earlier in November, the union went on strike for a week, causing the cancellation of 4,700 flights affecting some 550,000 passengers.