Saturday, December 17, 2016

Lufthansa and pilots go to arbitration – THE WORLD

updated: 06:00 | Reading time: 2 minutes

armed with the subsidiary Eurowings could.escalate

Die Lufthansa is moving forward in a collective conflict to the payment of their pilots, but has to contend with its low-cost subsidiary Euro wings is a major setback. You have agreed, an Arbitrator of the remuneration collective bargaining agreement to call, said Lufthansa and the pilot Union Association (VC). The Person has no disclosures were made. The arbitration is expected to be completed by the end of January. Until then, passengers from the re-strikes are likely to remain at the Lufthansa spared.

In the case of Eurowings, in contrast, could enter the cabin staff may be again in the recusal. Talks between Lufthansa and the unions Ver.di and the Independent flight attendants organization (Ufo) had failed in the night to Friday, as Ufo said. The Lufthansa pilots were on strike at the end of November for six days. Around 4450 flights with 525.000 passengers remained on the ground. The previous collective contract expired in 2012. Lufthansa had offered the pilots most recently, 4.4 percent more salary and a one-off payment of 1.8 monthly salaries to mid-2018. This is the group not followed up on other unresolved issues such as the transition supply of pilots. VC has requested until April 2017 Salary increases of 22 percent, including payments for four years.

at the same time, Lufthansa, Air Berlin and Etihad with their collaboration seriously. From next year, 38 Airbus medium-haul aircraft of Air Berlin to withdraw, and their crew for the Lufthansa subsidiaries Eurowings and Austrian Airlines. In addition, Lufthansa and Air Berlin Arab major shareholder Etihad to market their own flights under the flight number of your partner. For the ums fight to Survive the end of Air Berlin, the Deal is part of its rescue plan, Lufthansa wants to expand so that especially their cheap brand of eurowings. At the announcement of the plans by the end of September was up to 40 machines, Air Berlin wants to rent out to the Lufthansa. 33 Jets of the Airbus A319 and the A320 to go from February to the Lufthansa subsidiary, eurowings.


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