Another attempt at Lufthansa to prevent the threatened pilot strikes has failed. The collective bargaining committee of the Cockpit Association rejected an improved offer from the company on Thursday, as a spokesman reported.
Although it is going in the right direction, it is still far from sufficient. The union threatened that strikes are now possible at any time after the corresponding board decision. Concrete dates, strike locations or companies were not mentioned. The Lufthansa core company comes into question Frankfurt and Munich and the freight subsidiary Lufthansa Cargo.
The official reason for the possible labor dispute is the deadlocked negotiations on a new wage agreement after six rounds. A subsequent exploratory round behind closed doors had not brought any results by the end of last week either.
According to its own statements, VC is demanding, among other things, salary increases of 5.5 percent in the current year and automatic inflation compensation from the coming year.
She had terminated the previous collective agreement effective June 30. In addition, a conflict is simmering about the future corporate strategy. In the past, VC had had the exact number of 325 aircraft guaranteed, which were only allowed to be flown by the approximately 5,000 captains and first officers who were subject to the group collective agreement, which is also the case now.
Lufthansa was under the impression canceled the corresponding supplementary agreement due to the Corona crisis and started to set up a new flight operation (AOC) with lower tariff conditions under the crane logo.
The new airline, known internally as “Cityline 2”, is to take over numerous flights from the previous core company in European traffic.
Pilots demand 5.5 percent more salary
The official reason for the possible industrial dispute is the negotiations on a new salary collective agreement that were stuck after six rounds. A subsequent exploratory round behind closed doors had also not yielded any result by the end of last week.
Cockpit claims, among other things, demand salary increases of 5.5 percent in the current year and automated inflation compensation from next year. She had the previous collective agreement on the 30th. June terminated.