Wednesday, 23. November 2016
The strike at Lufthansa has begun. Before that, the pilots ‘ Union extends the work abstention on Thursday. The airline responds with a lack of understanding and the announcement of another special flight plan.
Lufthansa pilots extend their strike and also want to put work on Thursday. In the night of Wednesday started strike will be extended to two days, said the pilots ‘ Union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) immediately after a hearing before the regional labour court of Hesse. On Wednesday alone, 14 this is due to the now. Strikes of pilots are 876 flights from and around each second under the main brand of the group. Around 100,000 passengers are affected, according to Lufthansa.
The court had rejected before the strike extension of final a request from the Lufthansa, to prohibit the strike on Wednesday by injunction. “After the Wednesday, nearly 900 flights on Lufthansa have been cancelled, are also affected this time, all Long – and short-range connections, which should depart at this time from Germany,” said the VC Board member Joerg Handwerg, in terms of the Thursday.
A spokeswoman for Lufthansa said, take with a complete lack of understanding to the knowledge that the VC yet before the start of the strike on Wednesday for Thursday for the next announce. “This adds to the company and especially its customers a further great harm through the Association of the Cockpit.” The company announced that it plans to create for the Thursday a special flight plan, and to publish as quickly as possible on the Lufthansa website. For Wednesday, the company had already released at midday on Tuesday such a Plan.
From the previously cancelled flights are 51 inter-continental connections. 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 of the company from a Tuesday lunch. This also includes flights of the group included companies that are not on strike, such as, for example, Brussels, Swiss, or BOO-BOO.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Lufthansa before the labour court in Frankfurt, a request for an injunction against the strike. The court balked, however, an intervention 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.
in the second instance, Lufthansa was defeated shortly before midnight. The presiding judge Peter’s presence had to recognize early on, given that he holds the Lufthansa criticism of the collective bargaining demands of the Union Vereinigung Cockpit in a summary proceeding for non-legally klärbar.
More on strike to the topic
The VC has in the ongoing labor dispute is 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 has changed its negotiating tactics, and to open collective bargaining topics. The cause of the current strike requirements to the content of the approximately 5400 pilots concerned. This Time it focuses solely on the collective salaries of the pilots of Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and subsidiary Germanwings. The pilots require tariff increases of 22 per cent over a period of five years until April 2017. The pilot Union Vereinigung Cockpit had been rejected again last week the company’s proposal to enter into a conciliation of the outstanding salary negotiations.
This Time it focuses solely on the collective salaries of the pilots of Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and subsidiary Germanwings. The pilots require tariff increases of 22 per cent over a period of five years until April 2017. The pilot Union Vereinigung Cockpit had been rejected again last week the company’s proposal to enter into a conciliation of the outstanding salary negotiations.