Germany-Lufthansa Strike

Hundreds of flights grounded as Lufthansa cabin crew strikes continue

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Frankfurt, Germany - Nov 8, 2019 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of Lufthansa cabin crew members on strike, marching in street, holding flags, placards
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Lufthansa cabin crew member (name not given) (partially overlaid with shots 3-5):
"There were no talks until we were sitting in the court room, and Lufthansa offered us talks. But only talks, they were not negotiations. They said we cannot talk to [German flight attendants' union] UFO as they are at the moment, maybe we can talk next year and sign contracts. We said: 'How's this going to happen?' We need to talk on an eye-to-eye basis. If this is not going to happen, we cannot talk. And this is not what our members want."
++SHOTS OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
3. Lufthansa plane at airport
4. Passengers at Lufthansa check-in counters
5. Word reading (German): "Strike of flight attendants organization (UFO) union on Nov. 7 to Nov. 8"
++SHOTS OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
6. Flags of Lufthansa
7. Lufthansa planes grounded
8. Screen showing flight information; passengers
9. Screen showing canceled flights
10. Screen showing flight information
11. Passengers at Lufthansa check-in machines
12. Passengers
13. Screen showing announcement of flight cancellation announcement due to strike
14. Screen showing information on canceled flights
15. Various of passengers at Lufthansa check-in machines, counters

Storyline


Around 600 flights were canceled from Germany's Frankfurt airport, one of the airline largest hubs in Europe, on Friday as cabin crew members from the Lufthansa airline continued their 48-hour strike.

The German airline's talks with the union organizing the strike are set to continue, but no agreement has yet been reached to bring an end to the dispute.

The strike, which started on Wednesday midnight, was led by the Flight Attendant Organization (UFO) union which has been calling for better pay and conditions for Lufthansa staff. But organizers say the talks reached deadlock which left them with no other option but to go on strike.

Lufthansa went to court to try to stop the walkouts, but were overruled and entered into a new round of talks with the union. However, both sides failed to reach an agreement, with members of the union insisting the airline is not negotiating fairly with them.

"There were no talks until we were sitting in the court room, and Lufthansa offered us talks. But only talks, they were not negotiations. They said we cannot talk to [German flight attendants’ union] UFO as they are at the moment, maybe we can talk next year and sign contracts. We said: 'How's this going to happen?' We need to talk on an eye-to-eye basis. If this is not going to happen, we cannot talk. And this is not what our members want," said a union member.

Lufthansa has condemned the strike and issued an apology to those who have been affected by it. Nearly 200,000 passengers have had their journeys either canceled or delayed, as the airline works to help stricken travelers re-book or make alternative arrangements.

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  • ID : 8126752
  • Published : 2019-11-09 17:08
  • Last Modified : 2019-11-09 19:32:32
  • Location : Frankfurt,Germany
  • Category : society
  • Duration : 1'12
  • Audio Language : English/Nats
  • Source : China Global Television Network (CGTN)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 4

Germany-Lufthansa Strike

Hundreds of flights grounded as Lufthansa cabin crew strikes continue

Dateline : Nov 8, 2019

Location : Frankfurt,Germany

Duration : 1'12

  • English


Frankfurt, Germany - Nov 8, 2019 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of Lufthansa cabin crew members on strike, marching in street, holding flags, placards
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Lufthansa cabin crew member (name not given) (partially overlaid with shots 3-5):
"There were no talks until we were sitting in the court room, and Lufthansa offered us talks. But only talks, they were not negotiations. They said we cannot talk to [German flight attendants' union] UFO as they are at the moment, maybe we can talk next year and sign contracts. We said: 'How's this going to happen?' We need to talk on an eye-to-eye basis. If this is not going to happen, we cannot talk. And this is not what our members want."
++SHOTS OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
3. Lufthansa plane at airport
4. Passengers at Lufthansa check-in counters
5. Word reading (German): "Strike of flight attendants organization (UFO) union on Nov. 7 to Nov. 8"
++SHOTS OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
6. Flags of Lufthansa
7. Lufthansa planes grounded
8. Screen showing flight information; passengers
9. Screen showing canceled flights
10. Screen showing flight information
11. Passengers at Lufthansa check-in machines
12. Passengers
13. Screen showing announcement of flight cancellation announcement due to strike
14. Screen showing information on canceled flights
15. Various of passengers at Lufthansa check-in machines, counters


Around 600 flights were canceled from Germany's Frankfurt airport, one of the airline largest hubs in Europe, on Friday as cabin crew members from the Lufthansa airline continued their 48-hour strike.

The German airline's talks with the union organizing the strike are set to continue, but no agreement has yet been reached to bring an end to the dispute.

The strike, which started on Wednesday midnight, was led by the Flight Attendant Organization (UFO) union which has been calling for better pay and conditions for Lufthansa staff. But organizers say the talks reached deadlock which left them with no other option but to go on strike.

Lufthansa went to court to try to stop the walkouts, but were overruled and entered into a new round of talks with the union. However, both sides failed to reach an agreement, with members of the union insisting the airline is not negotiating fairly with them.

"There were no talks until we were sitting in the court room, and Lufthansa offered us talks. But only talks, they were not negotiations. They said we cannot talk to [German flight attendants’ union] UFO as they are at the moment, maybe we can talk next year and sign contracts. We said: 'How's this going to happen?' We need to talk on an eye-to-eye basis. If this is not going to happen, we cannot talk. And this is not what our members want," said a union member.

Lufthansa has condemned the strike and issued an apology to those who have been affected by it. Nearly 200,000 passengers have had their journeys either canceled or delayed, as the airline works to help stricken travelers re-book or make alternative arrangements.

ID : 8126752

Published : 2019-11-09 17:08

Last Modified : 2019-11-09 19:32:32

Source : China Global Television Network (CGTN)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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