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Lufthansa-strike: Now on Saturday! Pilots extend the strike to FOCUS Online

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the airline wants to offer despite the strike on Saturday, individual long-haul flights. The positions of the Union and the companies are far apart. The CDU calls for a forced.

passengers of Lufthansa will have to adjust until at least Saturday on flight cancellations and delays: The Lufthansa pilots extend their strike by another day, as the pilot’s Union Vereinigung Cockpit announced on Thursday evening. The pilots are on strike since Wednesday, the company already had to delete more than 2600 flights. Alone for Friday, Lufthansa said 830 flights. On Saturday and again on long-haul flights from the walkout affected.

315.000 Lufthansa had to change the passengers on the three days of Strike since Wednesday already in your travel plans. Unlike in the previous days, the strike will be limited on Friday, while on the Lufthansa Connections in Germany and Europe. According to information provided by Lufthansa, but also on the long-distance isolated flights be – almost as an after-effect of previous strike days.

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The walkout on Saturday established subject to the details of the Cockpit, then all of the long-distance connections to fly from 00.01 to 23.59 clock from Germany. Lufthansa is planning, however, individual long-haul to offer flights. A special flight plan shall be developed according to the company, up to noon on Friday. Travellers should inform themselves on the Internet and via the Lufthansa App.

The airline reserved for Friday once again, thousands of hotel rooms in the Rhine-Main area, as well as in and around Munich. Also

trade unions reacted angrily to Statements by Spohr

Lufthansa pilots ‘ Union called on again to a mediation of the dispute to higher wages. However, the positions are far apart: the Cockpit requires, retroactively, as of may 2012, a year 3.66% more money. Through the long period of five years, the claim has totalled almost 20 per cent. Lufthansa offered last 2.5 percent more in salary – however, for each year.

The Union responded on Thursday angrily to Statements made by Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr, which have shown an increase in salary as a danger for the future of the company. This is “a completely exaggerated dramatization,” said Ingolf Schumacher, Chairman of the tariff policy in the Cockpit. “Just in the area in which the allegedly overpaid pilots are employed, earn Lufthansa good money.”

Cockpit speakers: stratification currently has “criticized little sense”

the Cockpit spokesman Jörg Handwerg, Lufthansa offered to increase “should be compensated in another place”. “That would be a zero round,” he told the “Ruhr Nachrichten”. The Management was not so far “to even recognize the willingness, in principle, to a fair salary adjustment”. As long as this does not change, a mediation “little sense”.

A spokesman for the Lufthansa pointed out that the pilots of each year a salary increase of an average of three percent. The term “zero-round” to meet the individual pilots. The outcome of tariff negotiations would have to be added accordingly to the automatic increase.

CDU Vice-compulsory arbitration

calls, in the light of the duration of strikes, the CDU called on the profile, a law for the compulsory arbitration of collective fight. Needed it was now “urgently the possibility of compulsory arbitration,” said Union group Vice Michael Fuchs (CDU), the “image”-newspaper. Federal labour Minister Andrea Nahles (SPD) is now “required to act accordingly”.

Nahles’ Ministry rejected the proposal. A legal arrangement of state compulsory arbitration would massively intervene in the autonomy of collective bargaining and “in conflict with the state’s obligation of Neutrality in the case of collective disputes”, a spokesman said.

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