Friday, November 28, 2014

Talks failed: pilots’ union threatens with new strikes – NEWS

Talks failed: pilots' union threatens with new strikes – NEWS


 Saturday, November 29, 2014


 The collective bargaining Vereinigung Cockpit with Lufthansa to the transitional provision of the pilots failed again. “From now on, should at any time with strike action at Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and German Wings are expected.”



The negotiations between the pilots’ union Cockpit and Lufthansa have failed again. “From now” had therefore to be expected again strike action at Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and subsidiary German Wings, the union announced yesterday evening. Since the last strike in October had “no real progress” in the labor dispute can be achieved by the transitional care.

Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr had on Monday the hope for an early agreement in which for months simmering conflict with the pilots expressed.

Cockpit spokesman Joerg Handwerg threw Lufthansa nevertheless require less solutions than to look for problems. “It became clear that this is not the management to solutions, but rather to impose an autocratic leadership model as the airlines in the Gulf States. In such claims as participation and joint design of tariff terms with the staff have no room.” The airline had not taken unfortunately the compromise proposals of the union and insist on “maximalist”.

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In the labor dispute is about the so-called transitional care, yet approximately every second of the 10,000 pilots of the Group allows it to go in the paid early retirement from the age of 55 years. You get in the transitional period until the statutory retirement up to 60 percent of their salary. Lufthansa plans to raise the retirement age, cockpit rejects this and did, since the members agreed in March in a ballot of the work stoppage, multiple strikes pressure.



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