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Pilots at Lufthansa Unit Eurowings Threaten to Strike to Over Staff Shortage

An Eurowings passenger aircraft takes off from Duesseldorf airport in Germany.

An Eurowings passenger aircraft takes off from Duesseldorf airport in Germany.

Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Pilots at German discount carrier Eurowings will vote on possible strike action after failing to reach a deal with the airline on jobs.

The Vereinigung Cockpit union said the ballot was being conducted after several rounds of discussions with management of the Deutsche Lufthansa AG unit. The parties failed to make progress on relieving the burden on a depleted staff as travel demand rebounds, the union said on its website. The ballot runs until Aug. 31.