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On Wednesday and Thursday: Lufthansa pilots announce dispute at … – ABC Online

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On Wednesday and Thursday, the pilots’ union Cockpit now wants bestreiken also transport flights of Lufthansa Cargo. The airline will respond again with a special flight plan.

The pilots’ union Cockpit has announced this Wednesday and Thursday strikes at the cargo airline Lufthansa Cargo. From Wednesday to Thursday 22.30 3.00 clock clock there would be no flights from German airports, cockpit announced in Frankfurt on Monday evening. With the strike a new collective bargaining agreement on transitional care is to be achieved.

According to the Lufthansa flights 21 are affected. The company announced a special flight plan to ensure as many flights. However, about half of the cargo would already transported on passenger aircraft and is therefore not affected.

dispute over pensions transition

In the wage dispute is about the future transitional pensions for 5400 pilots and co-pilots of Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and German Wings. Lufthansa has the old rules terminated at the end of 2013.

you want to achieve, that the pilots can go in the paid early retirement earlier than 60 (previously 55) years. In addition, the average achievable exit age is to be raised from 58 to 61 years. These complex transition rules were offered.

Lufthansa: “Neither of course still relatively”

cockpit has skipped with about 500,000 passengers affected since April in five previous waves of strikes more than 4,300 flights. From Lufthansa’s point of view is the re-strike call “neither understood nor proportionate” because the employer had shown a willingness to compromise and offered further negotiations. Of the proposed adjustments to the transitional care not a single cargo pilot was affected.

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