Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Strike continues: the Lufthansa 890 flights from fall – FAZ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Many of the machines remain on the ground again.

pilots at Lufthansa to resume their strike this Wednesday. “Of the 890 canceled flights, around 98,000 passengers are affected,” said a spokesman for the company in the early Morning. A special flight plan to mitigate the impact of the labour dispute at Germany’s largest airline. The plane of the subsidiaries Eurowings and Germanwings lift as planned.

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for More strikes with a lead time of 24 hours is possible at any time, warned a spokesman of the pilot Union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC). The duration of the conflict revolves mainly about the money. Lufthansa and Cockpit arguing for years the salaries of approximately 5400 pilots of Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and Germanwings.

Due to the ongoing pilots ‘ strike, coves last appears to have significantly less people to flights with Lufthansa. The capacity utilisation in spite of the strikes, carried out long-haul flights was significantly decreased, according to the “Bild”newspaper with reference to a Letter from the pilot Association Cockpit to the own members. The utilization of some less than ten percent. In addition, there is, according to the Letter of feedback from the Lufthansa Management, according to which the decline in bookings, “clearly noticeable”.

The company incurred by the newspaper report says that due to the strike, in the meantime, costs in the amount of around 15 million euros a day. The past week started recusal have caused already a cost of around 75 million euros. From the Cockpit-circles have also given warnings that the strike could end at Lufthansa in December. The pilots might occur in the case of Germanwings in the walkout.

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Meanwhile, the EU Commission has called on Lufthansa to come to a quick agreement and prior to negative consequences for the European economy warned. To strike “the right is a fundamental right of workers in the European Union. There can be no doubt,” said EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc to the newspaper “The world”. They appealed, but at the same time to all Parties to behave “constructively” to find a solution. Bulc warned of high costs for the economy. “The actors in the aviation sector are so closely intertwined that the behavior of individual national interest groups can lead to significant costs for all parties Involved in Europe,” said the Commissioner for Transport. “This can’t go any further, we need to work together on a solution.”


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