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Verdi demands 10% from Lufthansa

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FRANKFURT – Lufthansa has an exciting round of negotiations ahead. Verdi is demanding a pay rise for around 20,000 Lufthansa employees on the ground.

The union wants to pass 9.5% more salary for employees of Lufthansa AG Boden, Lufthansa Technik, Lufthansa Systems, Lufthansa Technik Logistikdienstleistungen, Lufthansa Cargo and the Lufthansa Service Gesellschaft, but at least 350 euros, for a period of 12 month.

The collective bargaining committee of the group has decided so, the union announced in Berlin on Wednesday. According to a Verdi spokeswoman, the collective agreements expire on June 30.

After three years of pay cuts to stabilize the company in the corona pandemic, employees have been particularly affected by high inflation, said negotiator Christine Behle. “That is why it is now important to keep employees at Lufthansa with significant salary increases and to attract new employees with attractive salaries.” The first round of negotiations with Lufthansa is due to take place on June 30 in Frankfurt.

Behle criticized the fact that Lufthansa, with its “dramatic reductions in personnel on the ground” during the crisis, ensured that traffic could no longer be maintained properly when air traffic increased. Lufthansa and its subsidiary Eurowings recently canceled hundreds of flights for July due to staff shortages internally and at ground and airport service providers.

In addition to the demand for 9.5% more money, Verdi wants to achieve an hourly wage of at least 13 euros for groups of employees. With the planned increase in the statutory minimum wage to 12 euros, there must be a collective bargaining gap, he said.

© dpa-AFX | 06/22/2022 11:32


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