The dispute with trade unions: arbitrator's award will be for Lufthansa in the approach

Lufthansa is struggling to Survive. Thus, at least the core business of the group has a future, negotiated by the Management with the workers about potential sa

The dispute with trade unions: arbitrator's award will be for Lufthansa in the approach

Lufthansa is struggling to Survive. Thus, at least the core business of the group has a future, negotiated by the Management with the workers about potential savings contributions. Because, despite a government capital injection with a total volume of around 9 billion euros, the company is dependent on a waiver of employees.

Sven Astheimer

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Timo Kotowski

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The negotiations with the trade unions, however, are tough, and the pressure of time is great. Positive news of a different kind of conflict: How the F. A. Z. learned from the corporate environment, it is to give in the coming week, a ruling in a dispute with the cabin Union Ufo. This is accepted by both sides, would end a permanent construction site of Lufthansa. The information referred to in the two Mediator – the former SPD leader and Minister-President of Brandenburg, Matthias Platzeck, and the former head of the labour Agency, Frank will present-Juergen way – a compromise in a complicated dispute over compensation and working time rules for flight attendants. Although the arbitration does not concern the pilots or the ground crew, nevertheless, you should have a signal effect.

For Lufthansa and Ufo were for a long time on the cross. Only at the last Moment, both sides agreed at the end of January to the arbitration and applied to larger strikes and disruption for the passengers. Previously, several Attempts at an agreement were not a failure, the climate was last as a result of personal quarrels among the negotiators as poisoned.

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In June, Lufthansa had agreed then, of all things, a Ufo the first crisis of the collective agreement, which includes, in essence, a savings contribution of the cabin crew, in return for the waiver of the employer terminate their employment. With sister trade unions Verdi and the Cockpit, there is still no result. On Wednesday, it was from the Lufthansa, the conversations were still, and be constructive. Verdi described the mood as tense. Lufthansa-Chef Carsten Spohr said recently, in view of the still inconclusive talks, a termination protection for pilots and ground personnel "be realistic". Lufthansa wants to reduce because of the Corona-crisis of 22,000, half of them in Germany.

Updated Date: 13 August 2020, 07:19

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