Vereinigung Cockpit calls strike at Lufthansa
The German pilots’ union, Vereinigung Cockpit, has today announced its decision to call Lufthansa pilots out on strike.
Lufthansa has said that a strike will appreciably damage the company, its customers and staff. The union’s call for strike action is called “entirely inappropriate”.
Lufthansa claims that the decision comes despite its willingness to reach a negotiated settlement demanded by the pilots’ union at long and intensive talks. In addition to demands on job security, however, the union also insisted on a greater say on fundamental entrepreneurial issues, equating to intervention in business management at the Airline. That demand cannot be accepted.