Unions threaten summer strikes at Germanwings
The Local · 5 Jul 2013, 16:51
Published: 05 Jul 2013 16:51 GMT+02:00
The airline has apparently been in talks with the union that represents cabin crew (UFO) over an increase in wages. With nothing agreed, a strike by Germanwings staff is thought imminent, Spiegel Online reported on Friday.
According to Spiegel Online, a poll within UFO showed that 98 percent of the 80 percent that voted would be in favour of walkouts.
For now, a compromise is being discussed among the union and Germanwings. Lufthansa allegedly wants to employ new cabin staff on a two-year contract, while UFO is pushing for more permanent contracts.
Ideally, two contracts would be offered. A shorter one for those only planning a brief stint in the industry, and a more lasting one for those wanting a career in the air.
Further discussions have been scheduled for Friday night.