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Lufthansa pilots are on strike again on Tuesday and Wednesday


Veröffentlicht: 28 November 2016 Monday, 06:25  PM

Lufthansa pilots are on strike again on Tuesday and Wednesday

Bonn, Non 28 (deutschenews24.de) -- Lufthansa passengers resettling on massive flight cancellations after a strike break on Sunday and Monday. The Pilotengewerkschaft Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) called on Tuesday and Wednesday to the halt, the organization with. Lufthansa announced that special flight plans would be drawn up by this Monday. "Lufthansa is working on a special flight plan for Tuesday and Wednesday until about 2 pm," the airline said on Sunday evening. To the question how many and which flights could fail, and the number of passengers concerned, the airline initially did not share.

The VC had previously called for all the pilots of the short-haul fleet for Tuesday and all pilots of the short-haul and long-distance fleet called for a strike on Wednesday. All flights which are to leave Germany during this time are affected.

To date, more than 345,000 passengers had been affected by 2755 flight cancellations on the three previous strike days, Lufthansa said. The Group Airlines Eurowings, Germanwings, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Air Dolomiti and Brussels Airlines would not be denied. For the strike-free Monday, Lufthansa expected a normal flight operation.

How a solution of the determined dispute might look is completely open. Lufthansa expressed disappointment at the new strike measures and criticized the tariff requirements of the VC as "unacceptable". The VC requires tariff increases of 22 percent over a period of five years until April 2017.

Lufthansa staff officer Bettina Volkens had called the VC on Sunday again via telephone. "I wish the Cockpit union would finally get rid of its unyielding attitude," she told the Bild am Sonntag. There must be a compromise with which both partners can live. "This can not be forced by strike."

The pilots of the airline, on the other hand, are waiting for a "negotiable offer" from their point of view. All that the company has so far on the table, the VC did not suffice. Cockpit had rejected another Lufthansa offer on Friday and stressed that there was no end date for the strike.

The contents of the latest offer were already put on the table two months ago. The whole is at most a PR move, said a VC spokesman. The VC requires tariff increases of 22 percent over a period of five years until April 2017. The union points out that there have been no increases in salaries since 2012, while the company has invested billions. Lufthansa had recently offered 4.4 per cent higher remuneration, a one-time payment of 1.8 per month salaries, and the provision of new recruits.

Lufthansa`s passengers will be able to take further strikes in Advance. For Wednesday, the VC has already announced a pilot demonstration at the Frankfurt Airport.

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