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    That's why the Lufthansa strike lasts until exactly 7:10 a.m


    Hundreds of flights are canceled
    That is why the Lufthansa strike lasts until exactly 7.10 a.m.

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    The warning strike at Lufthansa ends on Wednesday morning at a strange time. Why did the Verdi union choose this exact moment?

    The Verdi union is largely paralyzing Lufthansa's operations at airports nationwide. The warning strike is scheduled to last until 7:10 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday. This raises the question: Why does the work stoppage not end on the hour, but at this time? The reason is the different working hours of the individual parts of Lufthansa.

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    “The last night shift in the group ends at 7:10 a.m., namely at Lufthansa Cargo. Hence exactly this time,” a Verdi spokeswoman told the “Bild” newspaper. According to the union, Lufthansa employees in technology, logistics, freight and IT went on warning strike on Monday evening. Verdi has also called on ground staff in Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn and Stuttgart to stop work today.

    The background to the warning strike is the group-wide collective wage negotiations for, according to Verdi, around 25,000 employees on the ground – including at Deutsche Lufthansa, Lufthansa Technik, Lufthansa Cargo, Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services and Lufthansa Engineering and Operational Services (Leos). Lufthansa speaks of around 20,000 employees.

    Only a few intercontinental flights take place

    Collective bargaining is scheduled to continue on Wednesday. Verdi described the second wave of warning strikes as necessary because Lufthansa had made no move to improve its existing offer in the previous negotiations.

    Lufthansa is expecting hundreds of flight cancellations. It canceled more than 50 connections at its most important hub in Frankfurt. Only a few intercontinental flights should still take place. Today Lufthansa wants to fly 10 to 20 percent of its planned program of around 1,000 flights. Munich Airport warned of significant restrictions. According to the operators, all Lufthansa flights are canceled in Berlin, Hamburg and Düsseldorf, and almost all in Cologne/Bonn.

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