After the strike by the flight attendant union Ufo with the AUA mother Lufthansa both sides want to come back into the conversation. According to reports, they are to advise on Sunday in a secret place about a possible arbitration of the collective bargaining conflict. Lufthansa and Ufo agreed strict silence on details.
One needs the confidentiality, in order to solve difficult legal questions, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr had said in advance. "If we settle, the whole thing must have legal support."
UFO spokesman Nicoley Baublies said he hopes a contract for conciliation talks will be signed this weekend. At the same time, the union once again threatened to extend the strikes to other Lufthansa companies before the meeting. Lufthansa had to "make a complete U-turn," said Baublies. "Either we have a solution or we'll just announce that there needs to be massive expansion, because if that's not enough, yes, then more companies will have to strike and then it will take longer." On Monday, the further procedure will be announced.
Ufo had strike on Thursday and Friday, the Lufthansa core company. Lufthansa canceled a total of 1,500 flights and spoke of 200,000 passengers affected. Between Vienna and the two Lufthansa hubs Frankfurt and Munich, 15 flights were canceled.
After ballots, the union is also on strike at four Lufthansa subsidiaries – at Germanwings, Eurowings Germany, Lufthansa City Line and SunExpress Germany.
In the collective bargaining dispute for the approximately 21,000 Lufthansa flight attendants, the cabin crew union demands higher expenses and allowances as well as better access for seasonal workers to regular employment. However, the main issue in the entire conflict is whether UFO can even enforce collective agreements for cabin crew.