Lufthansa and UFO agree on long-term collective pay agreement for cabin crew

  • Term of at least three years provides planning security for employees, companies, and passengers
  • Key points: substantial wage increases over the next three years, inflation compensation and holiday pay supplement for Lufthansa Airlines cabin crew
  • Chief Human Resources Officer Michael Niggemann: “The agreement that has now been reached is good news for passengers, employees and Lufthansa.”

Lufthansa and the trade union UFO have agreed on a new collective labor agreement for the approximately 19,000 cabin crew of Lufthansa Airlines[1]. The core of the agreement is a wage increase totaling 16.5 per cent (with interest effect 17.4 per cent) in several steps over the next three years. The collective labor agreement is valid until at least the end of 2026 and comes with a corresponding peace obligation.

Dr. Michael Niggemann, Chief Human Resources Officer and Labor Director of Deutsche Lufthansa AG:

“I am very pleased about the agreement with our collective bargaining partner UFO – for our colleagues in the cabin, who do an outstanding job every day, and also for our guests, who finally have planning security again in this regard when flying with Lufthansa. Our goal has always been to find a solution at the negotiating table together with the union. We have now succeeded in doing so. At the same time, the agreed salary developments in all professional groups are also an economic challenge that we now have to deal with.”

The new collective agreement in detail:

·         Full inflation compensation premium of 3,000 euros net (part-time pro rata) as soon as possible

·         Table increases: 8 per cent as of May 2024; a further 5 per cent as of March 2025 and 3.5 per cent as of March 2026

·         Increase in purser allowances (Purser I to 700 euros, Purser II to 800 euros)

·         Increase in holiday pay supplement to 1,250 euros

·         Increase in foreign language allowance to 65 euros

·         Term of at least 36 months


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