Germany -Mediation sought at Lufthansa -January 20, 2015

Lufthansa management and cabin crew have agreed to mediation in their dispute over retirement benefits, as the risk of further costly labour strikes looms over the carrier. Lufthansa tries to cut costs to compete with low-cost carriers including Ryanair and easyJet as well as with Gulf carriers such as Emirates.

Lufthansa management and cabin crew have agreed to mediation in their dispute over retirement benefits, as the risk of further costly labour strikes looms over the carrier. Lufthansa tries to cut costs to compete with low-cost carriers including Ryanair and easyJet as well as with Gulf carriers such as Emirates. The pilots staged 10 separate strikes over an early retirement scheme in 2014, costing the airline close to 200 million euro in operating profit. The cabin crew workers recently threatened to walk out again in the coming weeks if no agreement was reached.

English: http://www.labour-reporter.com/articleview/23301-lufthansa-cabin-crew-seek ...  


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