At Eurowings too, the Vereinigung Cockpit pilots’ union is increasing the pressure on the management, because in the ballot 97,7 percent of the members decided in favor of possible strikes.
According to VC, 90 percent of the members flying for Eurowings took part in the vote. The required quorum was thus clearly exceeded. The pilots' demands focus on the urgently needed relief for the employees, for example with regard to the maximum flight duty time and rest periods.
“We want working hours that enable a minimum level of predictability for family life. At Eurowings, as in all flight operations, we see the workload increasing to the just permissible maximum. However, the maximum must be seen as such, not represent the long-term everyday flying. In addition, many pilots are at the beginning of their flying careers, but at the same time are in the life phase of starting a family and having children. We therefore hear the call for plannable working hours particularly strongly in this flight operation. To put it bluntly: the result of the ballot is not a decision to strike! It is the tightened signal, the yellow card to Eurowings. It's not enough to sit at the negotiating table - you also have to be willing to find a solution," says Marcel Gröls, Chairman of VC's collective bargaining policy.