Germany - Lufthansa dispute continues - November 30, 2016

Lufthansa pilots have warned they will strike again talks failed to resolve a long-running row over pay. The pilots' union, Vereinigung Cockpit, said the walkout would affect both short and long-haul flights. It is the 15th strike since April, with recently 2,800 flights cancelled in one week due to a four-day walkout by pilots. Vereinigung Cockpit wants an average annual pay rise of 3.7% for its 5,400 members, backdated to 2012. Lufthansa offered to increase wages by 2.4% in 2016, with an additional 2% rise in 2017. It said it would also provide a one-off payment of 1.8 months' pay. The union rejected this offer. The management is seeking to avert further strike through lawsuits; a first effort failed as the judges declared not to be responsible for the establishment of wages.

English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/search?q=lufthansa

http://www.euronews.com/2016/11/24/lufthansa-pilots-strike-causes-travel-chaos …  

German: http://www.handelsblatt.com/unternehmen/handel-konsumgueter/lufthansa …  

http://www.spiegel.de/thema/lufthansa_streik/

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