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Lufthansa re-negotiated with pilots


Bei der Lufthansa läuft es wieder normal. Quelle: dpa

At Lufthansa again running normally. Source: Reuters

HB FRANKFURT. In the morning, strong winds had hampered the takeoffs and landings at Germany’s largest airport. The only problem were still continuing, the air traffic controllers strike in France.

The spokesman also confirmed details of the pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) that have previously divided the two sides have already taken on new negotiations. On the location and contents of the talks, both sides made any such information.

The VC had broken on Monday for four days its really designed to strike at Lufthansa after 24 hours again, and dropped under pressure from the Labor Frankfurt a tariff requirement. The pilots are demanding higher salaries, longer rest periods and provide protection for the nearly 4,500 pilot jobs under the German group rate. The strike is up to and including 8th March suspended.

There is no decision about a possible labor dispute at the Lufthansa subsidiary Eurowings, where 600 jobs would be eliminated. The VC board had given the request for the ballot again in the legal review, said the spokesman. A decision by the Board but could occur at any time.

In France, the pilots continued their strike on the fourth day. Air France had on Friday at Paris-Orly half of all short-and medium-haul connections as appropriate. On the second major Paris airport, Charles de Gaulle, was affected one in five flights within Europe. The long-haul routes should be operated as planned. With the strike, which was to end on Friday evening, to protest against the restructuring plans of the air traffic controllers. Until 1 March, also called four smaller pilots’ unions at Air France strike. The airline does not reckoned with even greater obstacles to the airline.