Flight attendants for Germany’s largest air carrier Lufthansa will hold strikes starting on Friday, the Berliner Morgenpost reported.
The country’s flight attendant union UFO said earlier that strikes would begin on Thursday.
“Friday will be the first day when the strike will take on a concrete form,” the Berliner Morgenpost said, citing UFO’s Web site.
UFO said it would report later in which airports flight attendants would strike. Approximately half of all Lufthansa flight attendants will participate in the strike, which will be sporadic and last several hours.
Lufthansa’s 19,000 flight attendants are demanding a 5-percent hike in wages.
Because of the financial crunch, Lufthansa plans to lay off 3,500 employees and economize 1.5 billion euros over the next three years.