Lufthansa pilots called off plans to strike at Frankfurt airport today after the airline has since clarified its existing offer concerning retirement benefits with more concrete details. Under debate are changes in transitional retirement benefits. Lufthansa is seeking to raise the early retirement age of 55 to 65 to cuts costs and remain competitive, but pilots are fighting the change. Yesterday Lufthansa publicized its changes, which state that starting in 2016 the airline will increase the early retirement age of individual pilots by two months for each year of service that falls short of 30 years of employment. An employee

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