This Sunday it will be serious between 6:00 and 11:00 o'clock: In the dispute over collective bargaining calls the flight attendant union UFO on a first strike at Lufthansa in Frankfurt and Munich. Workers were scheduled to quit work for five hours on October 20, Deputy UFO Chairman Daniel Flohr announced. Further strike calls are possible against all five airlines of the Lufthansa Group at any time.
In the coming week, the union wanted to discuss with its tariff commissions about polls on indefinite strikes. Lufthansa could still avert the industrial action if it returned to the negotiating table.
Lufthansa and UFO have been arguing in court for some time about whether the current Executive Board is legally entitled to conclude collective agreements. Lufthansa argues that the executive board did not come into office according to the statutes and therefore does not accept the termination of collective agreements. UFO calls for a wage increase of 1.8 percent. Flohr said that if Lufthansa considers the strikes illegal, it will have to prove it in court.