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    Lufthansa Cancels Almost 900 Flights Due to German Union Strike

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    The German trade union Verdi demands a six-percent wage increase for about 2 million public service employees.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — German airline Lufthansa said Tuesday it canceled almost 900 flights scheduled for April 27 due to the upcoming strike staged by the country's trade union Verdi, in a move that will affect over 80,000 passengers on short-and long-haul flights.

    "Lufthansa had to cancel a total of 895 flights due to Verdi strike. This affects some 87,000 passengers," the statement said.

    The German trade union Verdi announced industrial action on Wednesday, demanding a six-percent wage increase for about 2 million public service employees, and 100-euro per month pay increase for trainees, according to local media.

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