Frankfurt / Munich (AP) - The consequences of the announced Sunday warning strike at Lufthansa are still not foreseeable.
Although Lufthansa continues to regard the five-hour flight of flight attendants as unlawful, it had not applied for a temporary injunction against the calling union Ufo until Wednesday noon. It continues to examine legal action, said a company spokeswoman in Frankfurt.
She dismissed reports that the company intimidated or threatened flight attendants. It was only once again made clear that strike participants would be covered and receive no salary for the time. Further employment consequences would be examined.
Internally, of course, you prepare yourself and, for example, look for volunteers who could take on layers of strikers, the spokeswoman said. Between 6 am and 11 am, around 160 Lufthansa departures from Munich and Frankfurt are scheduled for Sunday. Only these are threatened by Ufo with a warning strike. Lufthansa wants to let all flights take place.
Meanwhile, the Ufo has announced an appointment for the newly decided election of its executive committee. It will take place on February 14, 2020, under the direction of an independent electoral board, as the union told its members. The election will be held around three months, said UFO vice-chairman Daniel Flohr. But it was no reaction to the legally untenable criticism of Lufthansa.
The Group considers the incumbent Executive Board to be incapable of acting and has repeatedly requested in past months to set up a statutory Board. In a lawsuit even the status of the UFO as a tariff union is called into question. The company therefore explained: "The establishment of the UFO in accordance with the articles of incorporation is a building block of many that are considered in the so-called status procedure."