The Cockpit Association is calling on its members at Lufthansa and the freight subsidiary Lufthansa Cargo to go on strike again from Wednesday. This time, work is to be stopped at the passenger airline for two days.
The pilots' union said it had not received a new offer from the employers' side, "despite statements to the contrary". The Cockpit Association considers the behavior to be “absolutely incomprehensible”. Therefore, the Lufthansa pilots are called on Wednesday for a two-day strike. At the freight subsidiary, work should even be stopped for three days.
“In order to leave no stone unturned in this situation, we have nevertheless offered a hearing for Tuesday. According to reports, this will take place. However, it must be clear that the announced strike can only be averted by a serious offer from the company," says VC spokesman Matthias Baier.
The first round of strikes by Lufthansa pilots took place last week. The carrier had to cancel a large part of the flight offer. Connections between Austria and Germany were also affected. If there is no thaw between VC and the Kranich Group beforehand, significant effects on flight operations can be expected again.
"We would have wished for it differently," says Marcel Gröls, chairman of collective bargaining policy at VC, "but unfortunately the forces of inertia at Lufthansa are considerable. It is now important that the parties find each other quickly and with the necessary seriousness at the negotiating table.”