According to their own statements, the first employees of the Lauda base in Stuttgart found their termination in the mailbox in the past few days. At the same time, an internal mail in the base, in which professionalism is demanded right through to the end and the company presents itself positively in a very idiosyncratic manner, causes amazement.
According to the Verdi union, the Düsseldorf base, which is supposed to remain open, is currently under high pressure. A captain reports that those who have not given their consent to the new conditions assume that the proverbial “blue letter” will soon be coming home by registered mail.
"It is outrageous that the company is now punishing those who behave critically," criticized Verdi negotiator Sven Bergelin. “We hope that Laudamotion will reconsider its decision to close the Stuttgart location and lay off employees in Düsseldorf and start a dialogue with us in order to preserve jobs in Germany. Laudamotion and the Ryanair group are responsible for the mass layoffs. The pilots and cabin workers want to be treated fairly and continue to do their work with acceptable standards. "
According to an internal email, all flights from Stuttgart are now under special observation and professionalism is required from the employees. It is expressly pointed out to them that under no circumstances should anyone make any comments about the base closure. There is even an urgent warning against a “who-cares” mentality. One person concerned even suspects that the special observation could be used to be able to part with some employees earlier and presumably even without notice.