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Pilots At Lufthansa's Eurowings Plan Strike After Talks Fail

By Dave Simpson

Pilots at Lufthansa's budget airline Eurowings plan to go on a one-day strike on 6 October after 10 rounds of talks failed, pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) said on Tuesday 4 October.

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VC wants Eurowings to ease pilots' workloads by, for example, cutting the amount of time a pilot would have to be on duty or increasing their rest periods, it said in a statement.

"It is not enough to sit at the negotiating table - you also have to be willing to find a solution and not present counter-demands as an offer," said VC head Marcel Groels.

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A Eurowings board member, Kai Duve, said in a statement that the demands endanger the viability of the airline.

August Vote

The pilots had voted 97.7% in favour of strike action in a vote in August.

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