A member of the Lufthansa cabin crew shows a button reading "strike" at the airport in Duesseldorf, Germany, Monday , Nov. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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Lufthansa proposed a summit meeting between union leaders and top management – including CEO Carsten Spohr – to resolve worker issues if labor representatives immediately end a strike that has disrupted traffic at the airline's three German hubs.On Monday, about 113,000 passengers on 929 flights were affected at the Frankfurt, Munich and Duesseldorf airports.The union wants to secure transition payments for its 19,000 members if they retire early as part of its contract dispute with Lufthansa, which is trying to cut costs. Lufthansa said 929 flight segments were cancelled, out of 3,000 planned connections.Lufthansa, which has also had more than a dozen pilot strikes over the past 18 months, is trying to hold down costs as it competes against low-cost airlines such as Ryanair on European routes.
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