Lufthansa airlines Pilots on Strike
A strike of hundreds of Lufthansa Airlines pilots has grounded flights from Europe to North America and beyond. The pilots are protesting what they claim is the German airline’s refusal to negotiate a new contract. Pilots claim that the airline’s labor policies make it impossible for them to negotiate effectively with management. The strike is estimated to have cost the airline up to $300 million in lost revenue.
The pilots have gone on strike for the second time in as few months. Pilots are demanding a better contract from Lufthansa Airlines. The pilots have been working without a contract since the last one expired in December. They want to change their pay, conditions and the amount of hours they work.
Lufthansa airline’s loss due to strike
On Wednesday, October 10th, 2018, hundreds of Lufthansa airlines pilots on strike. This is an unprecedented event in the airline industry. Pilots are now fighting for a better working and living environment in Germany. A few days before the strike, pilots were complaining about the company’s lack of response to their demands.
The strike is estimated to have cost the airline up to $300 million in lost revenue.
They are also protesting against low pay and long hours of work. The pilots’ main demand is for a monthly salary of €2,000 ($2,300) per month for working a full year. They are also demanding a guaranteed minimum annual income of €50,000 ($55,000) per year and a higher hourly wage.
I do not suppose this( strike) is applicable.
It’s peak trip time and truly short notice,” said Andrea Buchloh- Adler at Frankfurt Airport. “ Pilots aren’t low- income. Of course, the energy extremity and inflation did not hit them as poorly as numerous others who do their job every day. ”
Last month, the Lufthansa administration reached a payment agreement with the labor force, which avoided further strikes had forced it to cancel further than, 1000 flights.
New Delhi: Massive chaos take occurrence at numerous airports internationally as German flag provider Lufthansa cancelled nearly all flights to and from Frankfurt and Munich for Friday because of a pilots’ union strike. Hundreds of passengers protested at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on Friday after the Lufthansa flights have been cancelled.