A strike involving Lufthansa ground staff in Munich has trickled into Malta, causing the cancellation of four flights.
Air Malta flights KM306, KM307, KM308, and KM309 between Malta and Munich scheduled for tomorrow have been cancelled.
The Verdi trade union called on all of Lufthansa’s ground staff to carry out a one-day strike. This will affect flights from the airline in Frankfurt (Germany’s busiest airport), Munich, Hamburg, Berlin and Düsseldorf.
The action comes amid collective bargaining negotiations between Lufthansa and Verdi which represents around 25,000 ground staff working for various Lufthansa branches.
A pay increase proposal from the airline’s bosses was rejected by Verdi for being too low. The union has demanded an increase of 12.5% to wages or at least a boost of €500 ($544.30) per month for the next twelve months plus a one-time inflation-offsetting payment of €3,000.
This “warning strike” aims to put pressure on Lufthansa by showing how disruptive industrial action can be ahead of the next round of negotiations next week.
Customers booked on the Air Malta flights will be able to either rebook on an alternative flight by contacting the customer service centre on 21662211 or to receive a full ticket refund by emailing
For any flights booked through a travel agent, customers should contact their travel agent who can submit a refund request on their behalf.
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