Lufthansa signs long-term labor agreement with Verdi

posted on 8th March 2018 by Jordan Newton
Lufthansa signs long-term labor agreement with Verdi

Lufthansa and the Verdi trade union have agreed new long-term labor agreement for around 28,000 ground service employees of Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo, Lufthansa Technik and LSG Sky Chefs in Germany.

The collective wage agreement provides employees with an increase in remuneration of up to six per cent. It has a term of 33 months from 1 January 2018 to 30 September 2020 and is subject to approval by relevant committees.

Raises will be carried out in two steps – by three per cent on 1 February 2018 and a further three per cent on 1 May 2019. The second increase depends on the adjusted EBIT margin specific to the business segment, whereby a rise of at least 1.8 per cent is guaranteed, irrespective of the margin achieved.

The new collective wage agreement for the Lufthansa Group’s largest group of employees takes into account the economic development of all companies within the Group.

Lufthansa chief officer for corporate human resources and legal affairs, Bettina Volkens said: “With this variable remuneration model, we take into account the economic situation of our individual business segments.”

“We have thus achieved collective bargaining peace for all major Lufthansa employee groups in Germany,” added Volkens.