Immediately before the next round of negotiations at Lufthansa, the Verdi trade union drew attention to the latest wage agreements at other air transport service providers. The union announced on Monday that up to 26 percent more wages had been achieved there without strikes, and real wage increases had thus been achieved despite high inflation.
It is about collective agreements for around 6000 employees of the service providers AHS, Aviapartner, Acciona, FraGround and Stuttgart Ground Services.
The trade union secretary Marvin Reschinsky calculated that future hourly wages would be higher than the current level at Lufthansa as a result of the agreements. For example, check-in staff with two years of service at AHS in Cologne and Düsseldorf will in future receive an hourly wage of EUR 14.19, at Aviapartner in Düsseldorf or Hanover it will be EUR 14.45. Lufthansa currently only pays 13.26 euros in this tariff group.
At Lufthansa, ground staff paralyzed flight operations last Wednesday in a day-long warning strike. This Wednesday and Thursday (August 3-4), the third round of collective bargaining talks with Verdi are to continue in Frankfurt.