FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) has proposed restarting talks with Lufthansa over pay and early retirement benefits but does not rule out further strikes during the negotiations.
* Pilots have held eight strikes this year (Adds comment from union, background on row)
BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German airline Lufthansa is close to a deal to sell its IT infrastructure unit to IBM , including an outsourcing agreement for the services, as part of a shake-up of its technology activities, it said on Wednesday.
Lufthansa ( OTCQX:DLAKY ) is close to selling ..... and Gulf rivals. The move will reduce Lufthansa 's annual IT costs by around €70M a year ..... this year. Under the planned deal, Lufthansa will outsource all of its IT infrastructure
* Lufthansa shares rise 2.6 percent (Adds background on restructuring, shares, comment from Lufthansa Systems)
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German airline Lufthansa said on Wednesday it was close to selling its IT infrastructure division and completing an outsourcing deal with IBM , which will result in a 240 million euro ($305.57 million) pre-tax charge in 2014.
FRANKFURT, Oct 22 (Reuters) - German airline Lufthansa said on Wednesday it was close to selling its IT infrastructure division and completing an outsourcing deal with IBM, which will result in a 240...
* Union does not rule out further strikes (Adds Lufthansa injunction attempt, more comments from Lufthansa , economist)
FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - Lufthansa 's pilots' union said it could call for further strikes this week if the German airline fails to resume negotiations over retirement benefits, heaping pressure on management as the eighth walkout this year continued.
* Walkouts hit start of school holiday in German states (Recasts, adds comment from union, Lufthansa CFO, cancellations of long-haul flights)