Germany -Agreement at Lufthansa -November 13, 2012

After a series of strikes (reported in the September newsletter) and an extensive mediation process, unions and management at Lufthansa have come to an agreement over wages and redundancies. Instead of the union demand of 5%, cabin crew will receive a 3.95% increase, including a rise in base pay rates; in addition, employees will get a one-off payment of €360. Lufthansa will refrain from any forced redundancies until the end of 2014. The company also agreed that any employees who move over to work for the airline's budget Germanwings subsidiary will remain Lufthansa employees.



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