Lufthansa union makes strike threat before mediation
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Lufthansa's cabin crew union UFO threatened further strikes if mediation talks scheduled for next week fail to yield a result, German weekly magazine Focus said on Saturday.
Lufthansa and union representatives on Friday agreed to begin a formal mediation procedure set for next Wednesday, after the airline offered permanent contracts to some temporary cabin crew.
If talks are abandoned, the cabin crew staff can go on strike "every four days, or fortnight or every three weeks," union head Nicoley Baublies told Focus, according to an advance excerpt of its Monday edition.
The union has 20 years worth of membership fees to fall back on to fund industrial action, Baublies told the magazine.