Lufthansa cabin crew union: strikes Friday

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BERLIN (AP) -- A union representing Lufthansa cabin crew says that members based at Frankfurt airport will stage an eight-hour walkout Friday, opening a strike campaign after negotiations over pay and conditions broke down.

Nicoley Baublies, the head of the UFO union, told German news agency dapd on Thursday that the walkouts by Lufthansa cabin crew at Frankfurt, the airline's main hub, will start at 5 a.m. (0300 GMT) and continue until 1 p.m. (1100 GMT).

UFO said earlier this week that it would stage strikes after talks broke down, but hadn't previously detailed when and where walkouts would take place.

Lufthansa has said it's prepared for the strike and might divert some passengers to partner airlines, but that people should expect delays and cancellations.