Now there is nothing left to shake: the tariff package for Lufthansa Pilots and Lufthansa Cargo can no longer be canceled. It’s not just about higher wages.
The agreement was reached in August. Members of the Cockpit VC union working for Lufthansa and Lufthansa Cargo have approved the collective agreement negotiated with the airline. The cancellation period ended on Friday, November 17.
This means that new collective agreements and agreements with pilots could come into force. With the new compensation structure, this will be the case retroactively to 1 July 2023. Since mid-August, around 40 agreements have been drawn up and have now been converted into final agreements and collective agreements, as can be seen from Lufthansa’s letter to the crews, which was received by aeroTELEGRAPH.
Increase compensation in three steps
The most important changes include a gradual increase in wages: by 7 percent from December 1, 2023, by another 5 percent from January 1, 2025, and by another 5 percent from January 1, 2026. The new collective agreement for pilots ensures that: There are more free days per month than before and changes to the list can result in a financial payout.
For former Germanwings pilots who now work for Cockpitpersonal GmbH, there will be training courses that will enable them to switch to Lufthansa. Those at Lufthansa who can only move up the career ladder later as a result of these changes will receive compensation payments adapted to the new pay structure.
Implementation into Lufthansa’s IT systems
The airline must now implement changes resulting from collective agreements and agreements with pilots into its IT systems. Lufthansa said this “will take some time due to extensive changes.” With the changes resulting from the collective bonus agreement, this should be completed by February 2024.
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