Tag: Vereinigung Cockpit

Lufthansa Pilots Vote for Industrial Action

Reading Time: < 1 minute Lufthansa’s pilots have voted in favor of industrial action, provoking further disruption during the busy summer travel season. There is a possibility of a pilot strike. The vote does not necessarily mean a strike. Still, it signaled to the employer that it had to take constructive steps, pilot’s union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) board member Marcel […]

Eurowings Inks Agreements with Labor Unions for Expansion

Reading Time: < 1 minute Eurowings has signed agreements with the Verdi trade union and Vereinigung Cockpit pilot union that will enable the Lufthansa LCC subsidiary to grow rapidly, especially in Germany. The agreement will not only create new jobs for pilots and flight attendants, but also increase the number of Germany-based aircraft. Eurowings MD Joerg Beissel said the agreement […]

VC Looks for Better Conditions for Pilots at Eurowings

Reading Time: 2 minutes German pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) is looking to Lufthansa offshoot, Eurowings, to provide better conditions after the union had rejected a labor agreement which would have allowed the low-cost carrier to employ staff from the now defunct Air Berlin on German contracts. Lufthansa is looking to grow Eurowings by taking on 1,700 staff from […]

Lufthansa Strikes Affect Earnings By Approximately EUR 100 Million

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Lufthansa Group transported around 7.6 million passengers in November which corresponds to an increase of 5.9 percent compared to the previous year. The seat kilometres offered increased by 9.3 percent and sales were simultaneously up by 10.1 percent. Load factor thus increased by 0.5 percent to 75.8 percent. Austrian Airlines was able to record […]

Lufthansa Makes New Offer to VC Pilots’ Union

Reading Time: 2 minutes Deutsche Lufthansa AG has made the Vereinigung Cockpit pilots’ union (VC) a new offer to resolve the present industrial dispute. The company is now offering a two-step 4.4% increase in remuneration plus a one-off payment. Remuneration would be increased by 2.4% for 2016 and by a further 2.0% for 2017. This latest offer is not […]

Vereinigung Cockpit Calls for Strikes Again

Reading Time: < 1 minute Pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) has called on its members to strike again. The next walkouts have been announced, this time with a duration of two days. This Tuesday, on 29 November, there will be strikes affecting all short-haul flights from 00:01 to 23:59. And for the following day, Wednesday, 30 November, strikes affecting all […]

Lufthansa’s Nightmare Goes on After Pilots Announce Additional Strike

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lufthansa notes that the pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit has announced an additional strike for Thursday before Wednesday’s strike has even begun. Once more, they are inflicting extensive damage on company and especially on customers. The union has announced the strike on its website for Thursday, from 00:01 to 23:59. Once again, all Lufthansa long- and […]

Lufthansa Faces One-Day Pilot Strike

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hundreds of Lufthansa flights may be delayed as Lufthansa’s pilots will be going on strike for 24 hours in support of a current pay dispute. Other Lufthansa-group airlines such as Lufthansa CityLine, Germanwings, Eurowings, Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, SWISS and Brussels Airlines will not be affected by the pilots’ action. The 24-hour action will start […]