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Lufthansa pilots to go on strike Tuesday

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Deutsche Lufthansa's pilots are set to go on strike Tuesday after the German airline's executive board rejected a proposal from trade union Vereinigung Cockpit last week, the union said.

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Vereinigung Cockpit called on pilots at the airlines and Lufthansa Cargo to strike Tuesday from 0800 CET until midnight. The strike will affect all long-haul flights departing Germany at the time.

The union said the executive board rejected its offer for an "alliance for growth and employment."

It offered cost cuts of 500 million euros ($563 million), the union said. It also required Lufthansa not to "flag out planes," a practice that implies relocation of jobs to companies that don't abide by agreements between the airline and the union, according to Vereinigung Cockpit.

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