Monday, November 14, 2016

Lufthansa: pay negotiations for the pilots failed – business week

The salary negotiations for the pilots of Lufthansa and subsidiary Germanwings are failed. After 14 months of strike by the pilots to be more and more likely.

In the case of Lufthansa, a new strike of pilots is becoming increasingly likely. Negotiations on the single issue of remuneration of approximately 5400 pilots of the core company Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and subsidiary Germanwings have failed, according to reports. The Union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) has invited for this Monday to a press conference at the Frankfurt airport, in order to inform about further action.

The airline wants to avert a re-work of the fight of the pilots with a mediation. The VC had since April 2014, a total of 13 rounds strike. You have proposed to the Union on Monday morning in writing to two specific Mediators, said a company spokesman, without naming names. He referred to the successful mediation for the cabin staff, under the SPD politician Matthias Platzeck. A response of the VC was not arrived Lufthansa, first. The Union referred to its press conference.

so far 13 of the strike waves, the situation is in the stalled collective conflict more complicated than ever. With the old-age pension and the transitional pension for more centralised bargaining subjects are not cleared. Also the VC had tried in vain, in the soundings, to regulate the working conditions for pilots at the low-cost subsidiary eurowings. Lufthansa refuses to deal with its pilots after the expensive Lufthansa. An isolated collective bargaining agreement solely to the salaries was considered to be due to the situation in the run-up as unlikely.

Not only the Lufthansa pilots go on strike

  • spring 2001

    captains of the Lufthansa several times in the work. From the first strike, several thousand Connections are affected. At the end of the pilot Union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) is riding its first collective bargaining agreement.

  • summer 2008

    strike The ground and cabin staff at Lufthansa for five days. Several hundred flights. The Verdi trade Union and the company agree in the end on higher salaries.

  • September, 2012

    The flight attendants ‘ Union Ufo caused the largest loss of a single strike in the history of Lufthansa. Around 1000 flights are cancelled, it hits over 100,000 passengers. Both sides choose mediation.

  • April 2013

    A warning strike of the ground staff places the air traffic of Lufthansa in Germany for almost lame. The Airline estimated that around 150,000 passengers are affected. In may Dating Verdi and the group then stepped pay increases and job protection.

  • 2. to 4. April 2014

    the Start of a series of Strikes, now 13 rounds of the Lufthansa pilots. Beginning approximately 3800 flights. It comes to transition, pensions, salary, pension, and in the Background on the low-cost subsidiary Euro wings./p>

  • 6. July 2015

    The pilots explain the in may started arbitration for failed. Three weeks later, they offer Lufthansa savings of about 400 million euros, in order to prevent Job relocation.

  • 8./9. September 2015

    the route for the time being, final stage of the pilot strike: 16 hours recusal on the length and on the following day, also on the Short – and medium-haul routes. The Hessen land labour court declared the strike illegal, because the tariff would have pursued foreign targets. Since April 2014, have failed because of the pilot strikes more than 8,500 flights, of which approximately one Million passengers were affected.

  • 6. February 2015

    The flight attendants ‘ Union Ufo will start a week-long strike of Lufthansa’s cabin staff. The conflict is finally resolved by the SPD politician Matthias Platzeck.

  • 27. October 2016

    Ufo calls for eurowings and Germanwings cabin crew to a 24-hour strike. The conflict lasts.

The old remuneration collective agreement for the consolidated pilot is run in the spring of 2012. The VC had set up for the two following years receivables of 5.2 percent and 4.6 percent, continue to exist, and also wanted to talk about in the following years. Lufthansa had offered recently in the context of an overall solution, 4.4 percent more money and a one-off payment of 1.8 monthly salaries.

Recently had the Lufthansa pilots in September 2015. The regional labour court of Hesse had stopped their strike as illegal, because with the Euro wings-the question of collective strangers strike objectives be pursued. The VC has held since public exposures to the Euro wings theme and the formal collective bargaining is again driven forward. Another Failure of the talks could be used as a starting point for new strikes.


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