Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Breaking NEWS labour court allowed the Lufthansa pilot strike – FAZ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Of Wednesday’s planned strike by Lufthansa pilots can take place. The labour court of Frankfurt dismissed on Tuesday in the first instance, a request from the airline for a preliminary injunction against the strike. Lufthansa announced immediately afterwards, against the strike by the pilots take legal steps and to go in appeal, such as Lufthansa-lawyer Thomas Ubber announced. A judge of the labour court had specifically held for disposal and should decide on evening, a judiciary spokeswoman said. The procedure shall be continued at 22.00.

The injunction, the court reasoned, not in the autonomy of collective bargaining to intervene: “We will not be allowed to withdraw tariff policy on our part of an assessment. On tariff policy, we are not allowed to, as a state court," said the presiding judge, Martin Becker during the negotiation. Lufthansa-lawyer Thomas Ubber had warned of further strikes, should allow the court the current labor dispute.

Almost every second flight affected

The pilots ‘ Union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) has in the ongoing labor dispute is already 13 times strike. The last round was canceled in September 2015, after the national labour court of Hessen, a single Strike as unlawful was assessed. Since then, the VC had changed their negotiating tactics and on individual open collective topics. The cause of the current strike requirements to the content of the approximately 5400 pilots concerned.

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Lufthansa, according to the would 14. Pilot strike will fall on Wednesday, almost every second flight of the Lufthansa brand to the victim. Of the 876 strike due to canceled flights, 51 inter-continental connections. There are approximately 100 000 passengers were affected, said the Airline on Tuesday. Overall, the Lufthansa brand comes to around 1800 flights per day. “2124 of about 3000 scheduled flights operated by the Lufthansa Group are to be held”, – stated in the message. This also includes flights of the group are, however, included companies that are not on strike, such as, for example, Brussels, Swiss, or BOO-BOO.

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the pilots of The Airline had announced the strike on Monday. For the first time had been on strike in the ongoing labor dispute in April 2014. This Time it focuses solely on the collective salaries of approximately 5400 pilots of Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and subsidiary Germanwings.

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The pilot tariff increases of 22 percent of demand over a period of five years until April 2017. The pilot Union Vereinigung Cockpit had rejected on the previous Wednesday, as the company’s proposal to enter into a conciliation open salary negotiations. Also other collective subjects such as the transition pensions are still unresolved. The previous collective bargaining agreement expired at the end of April 2012, but with unchanged rate salaries.

“Lufthansa apologizes to all customers affected by this strike”, – stated in the message. A Special timetable for the strike period had been activated at noon on the website lh.com . “Lufthansa is working with all forces to provide customers with the best possible and, if possible, to other Airlines or means of transport to rebook.”


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