Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Eurowings flight attendants go on strike from Thursday – FAZ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

In the case of the Lufthansa low-cost subsidiary Euro wings, the flight attendants lay from Thursday the work. Details will be announced until 18: 00, informed the flight attendants ‘ Union Ufo on Wednesday. (How do you know whether your flight is cancelled, and what you can do, read our guide.)

The flight attendant Union Ufo and the top of the Euro wings rings for some time of a collective compromise. The Union had threatened to strike from Monday of this week, but then on the weekend due to a new tariff offer by Eurowings negotiations. According to a Eurowings spokesman Ufo was the offer for several weeks. At the core of the offer includes not only a pension Fund a wage increase of seven percent over 39 months.

The conflict between Ufo and Euro wings is simmering already for three years. At its core, it’s about the working conditions and the payment of the flight attendants. Ufo accuses the Management of the airline, not to prior Representations from the arbitration at the parent company Lufthansa. In addition, the trade unions are angry that the planned large Expansion of Eurowings will only take place on foreign favourable daughters. Officially, the tariff negotiations have failed since the end of September.

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Confusing the Situation, contributions by the fact that in addition to Ufo, the service trade Union Verdi, at the approximately 400 flight attendants by Eurowings of Germany is represented. The Airline controls with 23 aircraft from Düsseldorf and Hamburg to destinations in Europe. In addition, Germanwings will fly a long-haul airline under the brand of Eurowings. Overall, the fleet includes 90 aircraft.


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