Saturday, August 23, 2014

Lufthansa pilot strike threat – Dash says negotiations have failed – Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Lufthansa pilot strike threat – Dash says negotiations have failed – Neue Zürcher Zeitung

FRANKFURT (awp international) – The controversy over the transitional care of Lufthansa pilots threatens to escalate: The union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) explained the negotiations late Friday failed for and threatened industrial action, “which is to be expected from now ». The exact dates will be announced to the public each advance. Cockpit regret the inconvenience caused to the customers of Lufthansa. The management of the airline could at any time turn with the appropriate signals to the VC this yet. A request for comments by the airline initially remained unanswered

VC-president Ilya Schulz loud message said. “Although the employer has terminated our supply collective agreements with Lufthansa and receivables is, we have shown a willingness to compromise. To get in negotiations to solutions, but must want both sides. We will now continue to fight against the clear-cutting, the company is planning. “

In the dispute between Lufthansa and the union end of May had an external facilitator began its work. It should help to resolve the conflict. Both sides had confirmed their interest in constructive solutions. The content of the conversations and the person of the moderator, neither the VC nor the Lufthansa had made details.

had the labor dispute to the transitional arrangements and higher salaries out in early April with about 3,800 flight cancellations for the sharpest strikers in the Lufthansa story . Even then, the Lufthansa had brought an external moderator into play. On average, Lufthansa pilots go currently with nearly 59 years in the paid by the company early retirement. The airline plans to increase significantly the age because of the high cost and the high set at 65 years age limit for commercial pilots. In contrast, defend the pilots. / He


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