The Aerologic pilots represented by the Cockpit Association have been on strike again since Monday night. The workers' representatives are now criticizing management for wanting to start collective bargaining with other unions.
At the same time, VC claims that Aerologic would "rigorously reject" further talks with the Cockpit Association. In the meantime, it has become known that the Verdi union is currently laying the foundation for the conclusion of collective agreements with the accelerated election of its own collective bargaining committee at Aerologic. The VC criticizes negotiations with other unions as evasive maneuvers by the employer.
“For decades, the Cockpit Association has been the successful trade union for pilots in Germany. We expect Aerologic to recognize this and finally give up the attitude of refusal and negotiate reasonable collective agreements with us," says Stefan Herth, President of the Cockpit Association. "The dedicated cockpit staff at Aerologic have the right to fair VC collective agreements."
"If Aerologic employees organize themselves in the Cockpit Association to conclude collective agreements, then the company is not entitled to choose another union as a contact at its own discretion," says Dr. Marcel Gröls, chairman of collective bargaining policy at VC. “We didn't set out to play the door opener for other unions with our actions. That would also not be a sustainable solution for the employees.”