Lufthansa pilots lay down work again tomorrow and Thursday | Abroad

Lufthansa pilots lay down work again tomorrow and Thursday | Abroad
Lufthansa pilots lay down work again tomorrow and Thursday | Abroad

Pilots of the German airline Lufthansa, the parent company of Brussels Airlines, will again stop working tomorrow and Thursday. The German union Vereinigung Cockpit announced this in the night from Monday to Tuesday. On Friday, the pilots also stopped working out of dissatisfaction with their pay.

The pilots’ union says Lufthansa can only avert the two-day action with a “serious offer”. According to various media, consultations would take place again today. “We regret that the union is continuing the escalation,” Lufthansa said after the pilot’s union announcement.

The new strikes will affect passenger flights departing from Germany on Wednesday and Thursday, with the cargo division only affected on Wednesday.

The pilots of the German parent company of Brussels Airlines also stopped working on Friday. About 130,000 travelers were affected by the cancellation of more than 800 flights. The action cost Lufthansa, according to its own words, 32 million euros.

Salary increase and future strategy

The union wants a wage increase of 5.5 percent for the approximately 5,000 pilots and officers this year and automatic inflation correction from next year. There is also a conflict about the airline’s future strategy.

Lufthansa is setting up a new airline to take over some of the European flights. The pilots of this new airline, called Cityline 2, are not covered by the collective labor agreement and are paid less than their colleagues.

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