Lufthansa files motion to prevent cabin crew strike

Cabin crew union UFO has called for a walkout at Lufthansa’s German operations on Thursday and Friday. (AFP)
Updated 05 November 2019

Lufthansa files motion to prevent cabin crew strike

  • Cabin crew union UFO has called for a walkout at Lufthansa’s German operations on Thursday and Friday.

FRANKFURT: Lufthansa, Germany’s biggest airline, has filed a motion with a Frankfurt court to prevent a flight attendants’ strike scheduled for this week, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
Cabin crew union UFO has called for a walkout at Lufthansa’s German operations on Thursday and Friday.
In addition to a dispute over pay and pensions, UFO has also fought with the airline in court for months over the union’s legal status.


Egypt inaugurates $3.4M hyrdocracking complex to produce petroleum products

Updated 27 September 2020

Egypt inaugurates $3.4M hyrdocracking complex to produce petroleum products

CAIRO: A new hydrocracking complex worth $3.4 million was inaugurated on Sunday by the Egyptian president in a ceremony north of Cairo.

The complex will produce 4.7 million tons of high-value petroleum products as part of Egypt’s ambitious program to enhance its refining industry, a local report said. 

It was established in cooperation with the private sector to produce high-octane gasoline and diesel. It converts low-value diesel into high-quality petroleum products, which include hydrocracking units for diesel, charcoal, vacuum distillation, sulphur treatment and naphtha repair, according to a report by Egypt Today news website. 

Work at the site, located in Musturud of Qalyubia governorate, began in 2011 but was halted due to the political turmoil that broke out that year, the Egyptian president said. 

President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi asked Egyptians to realize “the size of benefits from a complex like this for Egypt in the field of petroleum,” in statements quoted by Youm 7 newspaper.