Germany -Strike at Germanwings -August 29, 2014

In an effort to maintain their early retirement scheme pilots at Lufthansa's budget carrier Germanwings staged a six-hour strike. The scheme allows pilots to retire at 55 and still receive up to 60% of their pay until state pension payments start.

In an effort to maintain their early retirement scheme pilots at Lufthansa's budget carrier Germanwings staged a six-hour strike. The scheme allows pilots to retire at 55 and still receive up to 60% of their pay until state pension payments start. The Germanwings walkout is the fourth strike to affect Lufthansa's operations in 2014. Earlier this year, security staff and public-sector workers chose to strike at Frankfurt airport. The pilots are also in discussions with Lufthansa over pay increases, although they say the pension scheme rather than pay is the main reason for the strike.

English: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/29/us-germany-strike-lufthansa ...   

 

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