Frankfurt / Main (AP) - The flight attendant union Ufo remains in the dispute with the Lufthansa Group on their course to a strike of flight attendants.
Its members want to prepare the branch union with information meetings this week, as it announced. Ufo announced again this Monday (October 14) that they wanted to give details on the time, duration and location of the strike. In question are flights from the Group companies Lufthansa, Germanwings, Eurowings, Lufthansa CityLine and Sunexpress Germany.
Lufthansa rejects talks with the UFO for months because it considers the board is not lawful. According to a spokesman, in a labor court case, the company also wants to check whether UFOs are still a bargaining union. Hold on to this position.
Most recently, the Frankfurt Labor Court stated in the first instance that Ufo lawfully terminated collective bargaining agreements with the Lufthansa core company. Further processes and court decisions would not wait, because Lufthansa is constantly making new allegations and so no "natural" end of the dispute is foreseeable, said Ufo. Therefore, we will now initiate concrete industrial action.
The union has come through a fierce internal leadership dispute, during which numerous board members and advisory board members resigned, including longtime chairman Nicoley Baublies, who has since been released from his Lufthansa job. At a general meeting on 1 November, the remaining Hull Executive Board must submit applications for cancellation.