Germany - Cabin crew and flight attendants strike - October 31, 2016

After failed negotiations on details of part-time work contracts for flight attendants, the categorical union UFO announced that cabin crew and flight attendants at Lufthansa's low-budget subsidiary Germanwings would join a strike of their Eurowings colleagues. The dispute between Eurowings and UFO has been simmering for more than two years. UFO insisted it had offered to take the labour dispute with Eurowings to mediation to avert industrial action, but management had failed to make a decision on the matter. Chances for a settlement improved when management put forward a new offer, including an average pay increase of around 7 percent for about 400 flight staff at the carrier. After a one day strike the talks were reopened. The negotiations are also complicated because of the competition between UFO and the larger trade union ver.di.

English: http://www.dw.com/en/two-more-days-of-eurowings-strikes-threatened ...

German: http://www.n-tv.de/ticker/Eurowings-und-Ufo-nehmen-Gespraeche ...  

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