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Eurowings pilots have started a strike due to workload

Eurowings pilots have started a strike due to workload

BERLIN (Reuters) – Pilots at Lufthansa subsidiary Eurowings began a three-day strike on Monday over office hours, her union said, confirming a measure that could affect thousands of the low-cost airline’s passengers.

“It has started. So far there is no new show,” said a spokesperson for the Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) pilots’ union.

The union wants the carrier to ease pilot workloads with measures such as increasing rest periods, but Eurowings warned over the weekend that the demands were putting jobs at risk.

The airline said it would cancel nearly 170 of the nearly 400 scheduled flights at airports in Dusseldorf, Cologne, Hamburg and Stuttgart on Monday, affecting nearly 20,000 passengers.

It expects to cancel a similar number of flights on Tuesday and Wednesday. The strike is scheduled to end at 11.59 pm local time (2159 GMT) on Wednesday.

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