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Media report: Pilots strike Lufthansa subsidiary Eurowings on Thursday


The workload at Eurowings has increased significantly, the management is showing little concession, criticized the pilots' union Cockpit, according to a media report. Therefore, a strike is planned for Thursday.

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Eurowings planes could be grounded on Thursday

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According to a report by the Reuters news agency, the Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) pilots' union has announced a 24-hour strike at Lufthansa subsidiary Eurowings for Thursday.

The labor dispute at the low-cost airline will therefore last from midnight to 11:59 p.m.

According to VC, the negotiations on the collective bargaining agreement at Eurowings have failed.

Ten rounds of talks would not have led to any significant rapprochement.

The central requirement of the VC is the relief of the employees, for example by reducing the maximum flight duty times and increasing the rest periods.

There have been no adjustments since 2015.

The workload has increased significantly, the union said, according to the report.

The employer regularly exhausts the deployment time of the staff up to the permissible maximum, this cannot be a permanent situation.

We regret the restrictions on passengers.

However, due to the lack of accommodation on the part of the management, the only option left at the moment is to enforce the demands with a labor dispute.

Strike averted in early September

"We are open to talks about how we can achieve reasonable working hours for Eurowings employees in the long term," said Marcel Gröls, Chairman of VC Tariffs.

So far, however, it has not been possible to agree on a common path with the employer.

"It's not enough to sit at the negotiating table - you also have to be willing to find a solution and not present counter-demands as an offer."

Most recently, a pilots' strike at Lufthansa was averted at the last minute in early September.


Source: spiegel

All business articles on 2022-10-04

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