Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Labor dispute at Lufthansa: trade Union Cockpit of the strike and is a … – daily mirror

for this Wednesday’s planned strike by Lufthansa pilots can take place after a judgment of the Hessian state labor court is final. The airline failed late on Tuesday night in the second instance with their urgent application for an injunction against the strike. The pilot Union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) subsequently announced that their strike on Thursday. The trade Union announced on late Tuesday evening.

Lufthansa criticised the communication from the trade Union. You take “with a complete lack of understanding to the knowledge that the pilot’s Union Vereinigung Cockpit announced before the start of the strike on Wednesday, the next Thursday,” said the group in the night to Wednesday. “So that

The extension of the strike would be a further escalation by the Union of VC, which leads to even more uncertainty for the customer. Lufthansa had offered the VC, together with a mediation call. “If the Union of this search closes for a solution, caused a avoidable harm for all affected customers, and for the 115,000 colleagues in the Lufthansa Group.”

In the first instance had already spared the labour court in Frankfurt to an interference in the autonomy of collective bargaining: “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.

The pilots ‘ Union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) has been on strike in the ongoing dispute already 13 times. 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.

Every second flight falls out

Lufthansa, according to the be 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.

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.

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 . “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.” a (dpa, rtr)


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