Armed with Verdi-saving round: Lufthansa cancels negotiations with ground staff

The collective bargaining of the German Lufthansa Corona-saving contributions of the ground staff are for the time being, failed. The company has broken off neg

Armed with Verdi-saving round: Lufthansa cancels negotiations with ground staff

The collective bargaining of the German Lufthansa Corona-saving contributions of the ground staff are for the time being, failed. The company has broken off negotiations unilaterally, confirmed on Thursday, a spokeswoman in Frankfurt. Verdi was asked to make new proposals to significant staff savings at the negotiating table cost to return. The previously offered savings in the amount of approximately 600 million euros, was not sufficient to address the deepening crisis.

"The Denial is a slap in the face of employees," said the Deputy Verdi Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Lufthansa Supervisory Board, Christine Behle. They pointed to the state aid in the amount of about nine billion euros, with which the group had to be rescued.

"Especially against this Background, it is absolutely unacceptable that the group calls for serious income waivers of the employees, without giving in return guarantees employment protection or to measures of a socially acceptable job reduction."The Federal government should now use their influence to, demanded Behle.

"Like a insurance that will not pay in case of damage,"

Verdi represents approximately 35,000 Employees in the ground staff and put its savings contributions in the amount of approximately 600 million euros. Lufthansa is in the return, but not ready to make a effective protection against dismissal to pronounce. The agreements should be within two weeks of notice. "This is like an insurance policy that pays in case of damage," said Verdi negotiator Mira Neumaier.

A similar exit clause has Lufthansa for around 22,000 flight attendants Union Ufo have been agreed. The Board of Directors recommends to its members in a ballot, the recovery rate in the contract to accept. In the case of the pilots, company and Union Vereinigung Cockpit have not yet found each other. In case of failure to Lufthansa-Chef Carsten Spohr non-excluded reasons.

Updated Date: 13 August 2020, 17:20

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