German strike: 14 Eurowings flights canceled at Duesseldorf

November 20, 2018
Eurowings aircraft sit on the tarmac of the airport in Duesseldorf, western Germany, Tuesday morning, Nov. 20, 2018 when the Lufthansa daughter was hit by a strike. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)

BERLIN (AP) — Budget airline Eurowings says 14 flights were canceled at Duesseldorf airport in western Germany after flight attendants started a temporary strike over working conditions.

German news agency dpa reported that flights were canceled Tuesday for eight hours until 12:30 p.m. local time (1130 GMT). Flight attendants are demanding, among other things, more reliable work schedules.

The ver.di union says the strike is a reaction to Eurowings’ refusal to further negotiate working conditions.

Eurowings, which belongs to Lufthansa, has condemned the strike and rejected the union’s allegations.

A Eurowings spokesperson could not immediately say how many passengers were affected by the strike.