Germany -Lufthansa pilots on strike again over early retirement scheme -December 04, 2014

Lufthansa pilots have organised the ninth strike of the year in a dispute over early retirement, reported in this newsletter. The first two days of the strike affected about 150,000 passengers of mainly short and medium haul flights, whereas the third day hit long haul flights.

Lufthansa pilots have organised the ninth strike of the year in a dispute over early retirement, reported in this newsletter. The first two days of the strike affected about 150,000 passengers of mainly short and medium haul flights, whereas the third day hit long haul flights. Lufthansa wants to abolish an early retirement scheme that allows pilots to retire at 60% of pay when they are 55 years. Pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) has pointed out that pilots at British Airways and KLM enjoy similar programmes. Lufthansa management, in competition with low budget carriers like Ryanair and EasyJet, says it can no longer afford to maintain the scheme.

English: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/lufthansa-pilots-to-strike-again ...  


For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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