Sunday, November 27, 2016

Strike break of the Lufthansa pilots: 35 flight cancellations on Sunday – business week

hundreds of thousands of passengers have gotten the strike of the Lufthansa pilots. On Sunday will be flown back, at least “largely on schedule”. After that, there could be a re-strike. The question is: when?

Lufthansa pilots have not called on Sunday for the first time since Wednesday for a strike. Nevertheless, the consequences of several days of strike action for some of the passengers are still noticeable. “Specifically, this means that today, 35 flights are affected,” said a Lufthansa spokesman, on Sunday in Frankfurt.

Overall, there have been but a largely normal flight operations. The pilot Union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) should also call on Monday for the strike, is expected to run the operation is completely normal. The pilots want to announce new actions with a lead time of at least 24 hours. Until Sunday noon, there was no announcement of the Union for more strikes.

Lufthansa head of personnel Bettina Volkens called on the VC to new conversations. “I very much hope that the Vereinigung Cockpit moves away from its intransigent attitude,” said Volkens of the “picture on Sunday”. You have to find a compromise that both partners can live with. “This can’t be due to strike force.”

time and again strikes at Lufthansa and their daughters

  • spring 2001

    Flight captains of the Lufthansa lay down several times 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.

  • 23. November 2016

    After negotiations about the compensation of approximately 5400 pilots of the core company Lufthansa and subsidiary Germanwings are failed, calls on the VC again to strike. The Union is demanding – about five years – an increase of 22 percent.

the Cockpit had rejected a Lufthansa offer, and stresses that there is no end date for the strike. The contents of the offer have placed Lufthansa, is already two months ago, on the table. “As a result, the “right pocket, left pocket” and is not an attempt to get results, but a clever PR move,” said VC spokesman Jörg Handwerg.

On Saturday had led to the strike, Lufthansa still time to cancel 137 flights, including 88 Intercontinental Connections. Since Wednesday the Airline will slash a total of 2755 flights were affected in total, approximately 345 000 customers. 35 flight cancellations for Sunday as a result of the previous strike days. Eight flights were cancelled in Munich, of which five are Intercontinental connections, 27 flights in Frankfurt, 14 of which are on long-haul flights.


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