Higher salaries decided: Lufthansa agrees with cabin crew

Higher salaries decided
Lufthansa agrees with cabin crew

The Ufo flight attendants’ union is the only union in its profession to have refrained from going on strike with Lufthansa – and after five months reached a collective bargaining agreement. This provides for a pay increase in two steps for the 19,000 employees in 2023.

Without a strike, Lufthansa and the flight attendants’ union Ufo have agreed on a new collective agreement. The approximately 19,000 employees at the core company Lufthansa will receive a combination of a base increase and percentage increases in the coming year, as announced by the Frankfurt collective bargaining partner.

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The framework collective agreement was also revised. According to this, salaries for career starters increase by more than 17 percent, while in the final stage the salary increases by almost 9 percent. An additional basic salary of EUR 250 from January 1, 2023 and 2.5 percent more from July 1 were agreed. Five one-off payments totaling EUR 1,200 had already been agreed for the current year. The new collective agreement ends on December 31, 2023.

The UFO was the only trade union for its professional group that did not go on strike at the Lufthansa core company. “With a first solid increase in remuneration after two years of crisis caused by the pandemic, we can now go through 2023, for which an upswing is forecast at Lufthansa. We are convinced that in this way valuable jobs in the Lufthansa cabin can be further promoted.” , explained UFO collective bargaining board member Stefan Schwerthelm.

Lufthansa HR Director Michael Niggemann emphasized the social component. “Lower and middle salary brackets will benefit disproportionately from the agreement. This will enable us to live up to our social responsibility and ensure our attractiveness as an employer.”

The crane airline recently announced: Despite increasing burdens for consumers and companies, the company expects strong demand for flights in the winter months. “The desire to travel and thus the demand for flight tickets continues unabated,” said Lufthansa boss Carsten Spohr. “The Lufthansa Group has put the pandemic behind it economically and is optimistic about the future.” The passenger airlines planned in the fourth quarter with around 80 percent of the capacity of 2019, the year before the outbreak of the Corona crisis.

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