Lufthansa's Eurowings, union to hold talks on Sunday

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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 airport, Germany October 27, 2016. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay (Copyright Reuters 2016)

Managers of Lufthansa's Eurowings will meet with cabin crew union UFO on Sunday to try to avert further labor strikes next week, Eurowings said.

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Lufthansa's Germanwings, which is being merged with Eurowings, has separately asked UFO to resume talks next week to resolve a dispute over part-time contracts, Eurowings said in a statement on Friday.

The two budget carriers had to cancel hundreds of flights on Thursday as cabin crew staged a 24-hour walkout over pay and working conditions. They have threatened two more days of strikes next week.

(Reporting by Maria Sheahan; editing by Edward Taylor)