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Lufthansa struck 'harmony' deal, will increase wages

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Lufthansa has agreed a pay deal with 30,000 ground staff as it looks to avoid further strikes. The agreement, struck with services sector union Verdi, gives a one-off payment of €2,250 and a 2.2% pay rise.

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The deal covers Lufthansa airport staff as well as catering, IT, freight and maintenance workers. Bettina Volkens, a member of Lufthansa's executive board, said the deal would create "harmony between the bargaining parties".

Lufthansa was hit by the longest strike in its history earlier this month, affecting over 500,000 passengers.

Europe's biggest airline is yet to reach an agreement with cabin crew, who called the week-long industrial action in early November, and pilots.


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