German Airlines Strike – level 2

02-01-2020 07:00

Lufthansa has a low-cost airlines business called Eurowings, which has had to cancel more than 170 flights because of a 3-day flight attendant strike.

The flight attendants work for Germanwings, which runs German flights. Their union is fighting with Lufthansa about part-time work regulations, and the union told the workers to strike.

The canceled flights were going to happen from Monday through Wednesday of this week. Eurowings said that it did not understand the strike, and it wanted to give people normal flight schedules between Christmas and the New Year.

A past strike by this union made the airline cancel 1,500 flights.

Difficult words: strike (this happens when workers stop work so they can get their business to help them with something), union (a group of people who help workers to have better conditions at work), regulation (a rule).

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