Aviation industry: Lufthansa and the flight attendants Union agree on crisis package

Shortly before the annual General meeting of Lufthansa agreed by the company with the flight attendants ' Union UFO on a package of Austerity measures to deal

Aviation industry: Lufthansa and the flight attendants Union agree on crisis package

Shortly before the annual General meeting of Lufthansa agreed by the company with the flight attendants ' Union UFO on a package of Austerity measures to deal with the consequences of the Corona-crisis. In it savings of more than half a billion Euro are provided, as both sides said on Wednesday night. Through the agreements, operations-related redundancies for the 22,000 cabin staff during the period of the crisis could be avoided, declared the Lufthansa.

The savings program applies to UFO information by the end of 2023, and includes a four-year employment protection. It was agreed according to the group, inter alia, that the remuneration exposed to increases in flight hours of employees be reduced and salaries will be reduced accordingly. Also to be reduced accordingly, contributions to the occupational retirement provision on a temporary basis.

the consent of the members is from

Further, voluntary measures such as unpaid leave, further working time reductions and funded, early exchange in the old-age pensions had been agreed, informed the Lufthansa. The completion must agree with the UFO members. The ballot will begin soon as the Union announced. Agreements of Lufthansa with other trade unions on measures to be taken in the Corona-crisis are still to come.

Lufthansa management Board member Michael Niggemann, described the agreement with UFO as a "important Signal" to the extraordinary General meeting on Thursday. At the meeting, the shareholders voted on the government rescue plan for the Corona-crisis hard-hit group. By the conclusion of "we want business-related avoid redundancies in the cabin of Lufthansa," said Niggemann. Also, the group sees the agreement "as a sign of a renewed and constructive social partnership with the UFO".

UFO-negotiation leader Nicoley Baublies said the conclusion to bring the cabin staff, "the much needed job security". He expressed the hope that the agreement promote a significant shareholders ' approval for the state rescue package. UFO-chief Daniel Flohr, said that by the agreements of the trade Union and the group proved after years of violent clashes now "responsible Certification and ability to act".

The extraordinary General meeting of Lufthansa, will begin at noon on Thursday. The approval of the state aid in the amount of nine billion euros is now backed up after the major shareholder Heinz Hermann Thiele on Wednesday evening after some Hesitation, in the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" to be announced. The Plan for the entry of the state in Lufthansa can only be with the consent of the General meeting are implemented.

Updated Date: 24 June 2020, 22:19

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