Austria -Withdrawal from the Austrian Airlines agreement envisaged -May 1, 2012

The supervisory board of AUA, the Lufthansa dominated leadership of Austrian Airlines, announced to withdraw from the existing collective agreement for the board personnel. The AUA aims to shift to the agreement of Tyrolean, a regional Lufthansa subsidiary that is said to be 25% cheaper. With the choice for the Tyrolean agreement newly engaged personnel would earn 25% less, the automatic price compensation will disappear and also the pension schemes will not be automatically corrected for inflation. In reaction the unions have annulled the Tyrolean agreement. According to the trade union vida and the works council the move from the company is unlawful. This all fits in a long battle that started with a Lufthansa plan to economise on overall costs and has now reached a new stage where labour costs are envisaged though the calculated 20% labour costs in overall costs are said to be comparable to the costs in the mother company. A ballot planned for 30 April on a package deal between the management and the works council was postponed. The unions try the utmost to avoid the transfer to the Tyrolean agreement.

German: http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/tyrolean-tarifvertrag ...
http://www.sueddeutsche.de/wirtschaft/sanierungsmassnahmen-treffen-mitarbeiter ...
http://www.nachrichten.at/nachrichten/wirtschaft/art15,867845
http://www.vida.at/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=S03/Page/Index ...

English: http://austrianindependent.com/news/Business/2012-04-20 ...

 

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