Lufthansa has concluded a cope with its pilots’ union, which features a “peace obligation” to not maintain any strikes for greater than 9 months.
Members of the Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) had been as a result of maintain a 48-hour walkout final week, as a part of a pay dispute, till a tentative deal was reached with Lufthansa and the strike was cancelled.
Lufthansa stated this settlement with VC had now been concluded. It contains a rise in primary pay of €980 per thirty days for pilots, in addition to an settlement that there can be no strikes till 30 June 2023.
The deal notably boosts pay for entry-level co-pilots who can be given a 20 per cent improve in primary pay over the size of the settlement, whereas probably the most skilled pilots will obtain a 5.5 per cent uplift in wage.
Lufthansa stated the settlement with VC to not maintain additional strikes till the center of 2023 would give “clients and staff planning safety”.
In the meantime talks may even proceed between the airline and union on “varied subjects” over the approaching months.
Michael Niggemann, Lufthansa’s chief human sources officer, stated: “We now wish to use the following few months in a trusting dialogue with Vereinigung Cockpit to search out and implement sustainable options. The frequent aim is to proceed to supply our pilots enticing and safe jobs with prospects for additional growth going ahead.”
Matthias Baier, spokesman for VC, added: “That is to be seen as a optimistic sign in the direction of the colleagues within the cockpit, the passengers and Lufthansa’s future viability.
“The collective agreements are nonetheless open, however the factors to be negotiated can now mentioned in a confidential setting.”