German Air Traffic Controllers Consider Strike

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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The German air traffic controllers union says it could stage a walkout later this week.

Union officials said Monday they had rejected the latest management proposal, but are willing to meet with an arbitrator.

The union's leadership says a strike could happen as soon as Wednesday unless a deal is made to change working conditions and increase pay.

The air traffic controllers case was sent to arbitration in August. The union has since rejected a decision.

The German airline Lufthansa said on its website it could not estimate the impact of an air traffic controllers strike, but would try to minimize any inconveniences to passengers.