Planes stand on the tarmac during a pilots strike of German airline Lufthansa at Frankfurt airport, Germany, Nov. 23, 2016. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/File Photo
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Lufthansa and German pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit have agreed to mediated talks to resolve a row over contracts dating back to 2012, averting the threat of further strikes for a few more weeks, the two parties said Friday.Most recently, they were on strike for six days in November, costing the airline a further 100 million euros ($104 million) in profits.The pilots have asked for an average annual pay increase of 3.7 percent over a five-year period back-dated to 2012, which is when their last collective bargaining contract with Lufthansa expired. Lufthansa has proposed an increase of 4.4 percent in two installments in 2016 and 2017, plus a one-off payment worth 1.8 months' pay.
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