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Eurowings: Cabin wants to call Thursday strike date
The Lufthansa Group faces stormy times. According to information from AviationNetOnline, the mighty cabin crew union UFO will probably announce a strike on Thursday at Kranich-Low-Coster Eurowings. Previously, the airline management had canceled talks with the cabin representatives.
The UFO committees want to discuss the further course of action today and tomorrow. In the past, the UFO’s tactic was to keep open both the length of the strike and the question of whether all locations would be affected simultaneously or in turn.
And exactly in the different locations lies the central problem of the German employee representatives. For Germany’s second largest airline fly many different operations: including Eurowings, German Wings, Eurowings Europe, LGW and the German Sun Express. “So far it has not yet been possible to align the businesses,” states UFO chief Sylvia de la Cruz in an interview with AviationNetOnline. This is one of the big problems.
Two years ago UFO acted under the mediation of the SPD politician Klaus Wowereit from a package of collective agreements. But the agreements reached had not been implemented, says de la Cruz: “This is a circumstance that we can not accept.”
At the weekend, according to UFO, the management of Eurowings had broken off negotiations on the exact design of the arbitration award. With the termination of arbitration, now also the peace obligation, says UFO.