Lufthansa-strike: “can expect No prospect of agreement”
Frankfurt/BerlinLufthansa passengers after four days of pilot strike again on Sunday with a largely normal flight operations. “It is, however, due to the previous strike day yet to be isolated in case of flight cancellations is coming”, the company said on Saturday. Customers should be informed as a precaution in the Internet in advance of your flight. The Union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) had not called after their rejection of the latest offer from the Lufthansa first, to further strikes.
This is not done out of consideration for the customers, said a spokesman for the VC. If and when the Union calls may already be Monday again for a strike, was on a Saturday afternoon open. The VC stressed that the commitment to further actions as in the past, a minimum of 24 hours should be announced in advance. Already on Friday, the Union had stressed that there was no end date for the strike. On Saturday, the strike forced Lufthansa to cancel 137 flights, including 88 inter-continental-Connections.
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Since Wednesday the Airline will slash a total of 2755 flights were affected, a total of 345,000 customer. Nevertheless, the Lufthansa group was able to offer on Saturday 2863 3000 scheduled flights. Flights of budget airlines, Eurowings and Germanwings, as well as of the group companies, AUA, Swiss, Brussels, Air Dolomiti were not on strike again on Saturday. The content of both sides since the strike, the beginning of a step closer.
Although presented by the Lufthansa on Friday, a further comprehensive range, the VC rejected the but as a distraction. From the point of view of the pilots, the renewed offer of the Lufthansa was no basis for new talks. “This is old wine in new bottles,” said a VC spokesman on Friday evening.
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The contents of the offer have not placed Lufthansa, is already two months ago, on the table, in truth, it’s going to be a new offer. “As a result, the “right pocket, left pocket” and is not an attempt to get results, but a clever PR move,” said VC spokesman Jörg Handwerg.
In particular, the offer of 4.4 percent salary increases in two stages by mid-2018. Also, the other open-ended collective issues such as the operation and transition pensions should be solved in the new negotiations, possibly with the assistance of a mediator. “As a mediation on the part of the VC, unfortunately, so far, categorically excluded, I would like to take with the VC of this opportunity, in order to overcome the existing trenches,” said head of personnel, Bettina Volkens, according to a message.