Saturday, November 26, 2016

Lufthansa labor dispute: strike, break, Yes, agreement, no – Handelsblatt

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.

again and again strikes at Lufthansa and their daughters

  • the captains of the Lufthansa lay down several times the work. From the first strike, several thousand Connections are affected. At the end of the pilot Union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) is riding its first collective bargaining agreement. (Source: REUTERS)

  • The ground and cabin staff at Lufthansa are on strike for five days. Several hundred flights. The Verdi trade Union and the company agree in the end on higher salaries.

  • The flight attendants ‘ Union Ufo caused the largest loss of a single strike in the history of Lufthansa. Around 1000 flights are cancelled, it hits over 100,000 passengers. Both sides choose mediation.

  • A warning strike of the ground staff places the air traffic of Lufthansa in Germany for almost lame. The Airline estimated that around 150,000 passengers are affected. In may Dating Verdi and the group then stepped pay increases and job protection.

  • the Start of a series of Strikes, now 13 rounds of the Lufthansa pilots. Beginning approximately 3800 flights. It comes to transition, pensions, salary, pension, and in the Background on the low-cost subsidiary Euro wings./p>

  • The pilots explain the in may started arbitration for failed. Three weeks later, they offer Lufthansa savings of about 400 million euros, in order to prevent Job relocation.

  • route 16-hour strike on long, and on the following day, also on the Short – and medium-haul routes. The Hessen land labour court declared the strike illegal, because the VC collective track foreign targets.

  • The flight attendants ‘ Union Ufo will start a week-long strike of Lufthansa’s cabin staff. The conflict is finally resolved by the SPD politician Matthias Platzeck.

  • Ufo calls for eurowings and Germanwings cabin crew to a 24-hour strike.

  • Ufo-down members at the sites in Düsseldorf and Hamburg, the work.

  • After negotiations over compensation failed of approximately 5400 pilots of the core company Lufthansa and subsidiary Germanwings, the VC again to strike.

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.

rights in the Lufthansa-strike: food and drinks – after three hours of waiting

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.


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