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Tariff conflict: Union Ufo sets Lufthansa deadline


Should there be no progress in the wage dispute within a week, would strike again, the union announces. Lufthansa shows itself ready to talk.

After the ruptured arbitration between the union Ufo and Lufthansa, the flight attendants have set the group a seven-day ultimatum. By Thursday of next week, the union would "not announce or carry out strikes," said Ufo vice chairman Daniel Flohr. However, if these seven days passed without result, the union would announce on Thursday at ten o'clock, where, how long and which airline will be on strike, added Nicoley Baublies, representative of the Ufo executive committee.

Lufthansa was ready to talk. The Group welcomed the opportunity to "come back to solutions" within the deadline set by the UFO, it was said.

Actually, the airline and the union had agreed after last month's legal dispute last week a conciliation. At the German subsidiaries Eurowings or SunExpress parallel collective bargaining should be included.

But it did not get to that. For Lufthansa had demanded from UFO and the other company subsidiaries not to go on strike. A Lufthansa spokesman said that one could not "strike and settle at the same time". Therefore, the airline has withdrawn its consent to arbitration. After the announcement of the UFO, Lufthansa now signaled that it was again interested in arbitration.

Source: zeit

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