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Lufthansa: No strike at Lufthansa for the time being

2020-01-20T14:25:12.840Z

In the wage dispute at the largest German airline, Lufthansa presented a new offer for arbitration. The Ufo union was ready to talk.



At Lufthansa, there is currently no threat of a flight attendant strike. According to the UFO union, it stopped preparations for the labor dispute after the airline submitted a new offer to resolve the conflict. The employee representatives said that the airline had given it a "new approach". Therefore, "first of all, all preparations for strikes were paused".

Lufthansa has been arguing with the flight attendants' union for a long time, the relationship of trust is considered to be deeply disrupted. The group doubts the UFO's authorization to represent cabin crew and sees the "trade union status" unresolved. There have been three major strikes since October, with around 2,000 flights canceled.

Most recently, there have been conflicts over an arbitration process that will be led by the former Brandenburg Prime Minister Matthias Platzeck (SPD) and the former head of the Federal Employment Agency, Frank-Jürgen Weise. Mediation with additional mediation on non-tariff issues was planned. However, it was questionable whether this mediation should precede the actual arbitration. Discussions failed last Thursday, and the union announced new strikes.

Neither side made any statements regarding the content of the new approximation, as details are still unclear. According to Lufthansa, Ufo offered several negotiating dates for tariff questions for this week.

Source: zeit

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