There is a tariff conflict not only on the railways. The flight attendant union is also making demands on Lufthansa. The negotiations are scheduled to begin this Friday.
The flight attendant union UFO is demanding 15 percent more money for Lufthansa’s approximately 18,000 cabin employees. In addition, the union wants to achieve an inflation compensation bonus of 3,000 euros and an increase in functional allowances for managers in the upcoming collective bargaining round.
UFO collective bargaining officer Joachim Vázquez Bürger referred, among other things, to the group’s record sales in the third quarter and the successful return of aviation after the corona pandemic.
UFO sees real wage losses
“Now it is time for the cabin, which has made a significant contribution to this success and which bears the burden of catastrophic personnel planning, to be financially involved,” said Bürger. According to UFO, the vast majority of cabin workers have recorded real wage losses since 2019, despite a pay increase last year due to high inflation.
According to the information, further demands include an increase in a holiday pay surcharge and the so-called foreign language allowances, both of which have not been increased for decades, as well as an education subsidy of 500 euros for UFO members. The new collective wage agreement should have a term of 18 months.
The current contract expires on December 31st, when the peace obligation also ends. The negotiations are scheduled to begin this Friday.