According to the UFO union, Lufthansa Cityline flight attendants have voted for the acceptance of collective COVID-19 crisis agreements. The union revealed that as part of the deal, such employees are protected against dismissal until December 2021.
Many airlines have been forced to make some tough decisions as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. For some, this has meant furloughing staff and pay cuts. However, sadly for others, this has meant job losses. Last year Lufthansa revealed that up to 26,000 jobs could be at risk due to the pandemic. Since then, several groups have agreed to measures to safeguard jobs.
UFO votes in favor of saving jobs
The Unabhängige Flugbegleiter Organisation (UFO) union represents flight attendants in Germany. Today, the union announced that its members had voted to approve a deal that will safeguard Lufthansa Cityline cabin crew’s jobs until at least the end of 2021.
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According to the union, 91.06% of those who voted on the measure voted to approve them. This will mean that employees get less pay. However, it also guarantees their jobs. Employees will give up vacation pay, pay raises, and a “13th salary”.