Company takes account of labour court proposals
Wednesday 24, March 2010
In the current pay dispute with pilots, Lufthansa has put forward an offer to the Vereinigung Cockpit pilots’ union. The offer is based on a compromise settlement reached at the labour court in Frankfurt on 22 February.
In its formal offer tabled on 25 February, Lufthansa accedes to the concern expressed by the union on job security. The package also takes account of the cost structure improvements pledged by the union as well as the union’s concerns over pension benefits. Lufthansa management and the union have previously made numerous attempts at the negotiating table to reach a settlement on this basis. The Vereinigung Cockpit has nonetheless suspended the talks.
The proposals package contains the following elements:
In a compromise settlement reached at the Frankfurt labour court on 22 February, both sides had accepted the court’s constructive proposals to return immediately and without pre-conditions to the negotiating table in order to negotiate on pay and working conditions for employees in Germany.
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