Union rejects Lufthansa’s Eurowings arbitration offer

People line up behind a barrier tape of Lufthansa's budget airlines Eurowings during a 24-hour strike over pay and working conditions at Cologne-Bonn airportCabin crew trade union UFO has rejected an offer to mediate a dispute over pay and conditions with Lufthansa's budget flights unit Eurowings, Lufthansa said on Sunday, raising the probability of strike action. "It is more obvious than ever that the union does not want to find a solution," Eurowings human resources director Joerg Beissel said in a statement. Eurowings put forward a new offer last week that includes an average pay increase of around 7 percent.