The management of the holiday airline Tuifly and the pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit have now been able to agree on mediation. This is now being prepared and should be carried out in February 2021.
The fronts between the employer and the union have hardened for several months. In addition to the financial crisis contribution, the VC also demands protection against dismissal for the pilots. The Tui Group was saved from collapse in several tranches with government aid amounting to several billion euros.
“It is good that the standstill is finally over and that we can work on a solution again,” says Marcel Gröls, who is responsible for collective bargaining policy on the VC board. "We look forward to constructive discussions and are confident that the management is as interested in an agreement as we are".
The company's plans recently envisaged massively reducing the fleet and jobs at Tuifly. In the cockpits, around 50 percent of the workforce and thus up to 270 pilots are threatened with dismissal, according to the pilots' union.