Monday, October 20, 2014

Also strike on Tuesday: Pilots strike at Lufthansa exacerbate – ABC Online

Also strike on Tuesday: Pilots strike at Lufthansa exacerbate – ABC Online

Monday, 10.20.2014, 18:14
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A few hours after the end of the train drivers’ strike, the Lufthansa pilots are now again gone on strike again and have to wait thousands of passengers or leave altogether. On Tuesday the strike will be extended.

At noon, the 35-hour strike by airline pilots began first on the short and medium range. On Tuesday, the arrears from 06.00 clock until shortly before midnight to be extended to long-haul routes, such as the union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) announced. Lufthansa flights in 1511 emphasized, are affected about 166 000 passengers.

The eighth wave of strikes in the conflict over the early retirement of pilots is especially true Lufthansa passengers on routes to and from Frankfurt. Europe’s largest airline introduced the long-range connections in the Main metropolis for Tuesday an almost complete. The majority of short and medium-haul flights will also be deleted, said the airline.

dispute about early retirement

The Lufthansa wants their pilots go later than previously in the paid early retirement. These complex transition rules were offered. Both sides accused each other of intransigence. “It is not clear why the Vereinigung Cockpit so uncompromising a solution to the labor dispute locked” Lufthansa Chief Financial Officer Simone Menne. A cockpit speaker criticized, so far, Lufthansa has just bricked.

When the train drivers finished in the early morning their longest walkout this year. The German train drivers union (GDL) had passenger and freight strike 50 hours 61 hours. Passenger traffic had come to a standstill to 85 percent, said the GDL chairman Claus Weselsky dpa. The web explained the other hand, you have “at least one third of the traffic offer” can.

Law for the bargaining unit

The strike at the weekend has caused, according to the Deutsche Bahn economic harm “tens of millions”. Weselsky reiterated that the GDL from Monday inlay on a seven-day strike break. The union wants five percent more income and shortened by two hours weekly working time.

Chancellor Angela Merkel is given the waves of strikes in the railways and Lufthansa for an early understanding of collective bargaining. They hope “that such conflicts can be resolved quickly,” said deputy government spokesman Georg champion in Berlin. From the perspective of the Chancellor showed the strikes, “that there are many good reasons to adopt a law on the bargaining unit.” According to the Labour Ministry, the Federal Cabinet is expected to address on December 3 with an appropriate design.


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