Lufthansa pilots to strike on Tuesday

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Berlin (dpa) – Pilots for all long-haul flights at German airline Lufthansa will strike on Tuesday from 8 am (0600 GMT) to midnight, the pilots’ union announced.

Cargo flights will also be affected.

The union, Vereinigung Cockpit, warned last week that it was considering a walkout after wage and retirement talks with the airline collapsed.

Lufthansa pilots have walked off the job 12 times since April 2014 to protest the airline’s cost-cutting measures. The strike action has cost the company more than 300 million euros (338.4 million dollars.)

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