Lufthansa Flight Attendants Demand €3,000 ‘Inflation’ Bonus

As part of the latest round of negotiations with Lufthansa, the independent flight attendant organization (UFO) asked the employer yesterday to pay the cabin crew the tax-exempt inflation premium of EUR 3,000 from the federal government.

“Against the background of the growth and profit expectations that became known only a few days ago, with simultaneous real wage losses due to the further increase in inflation, it can only be logical to let employees participate fully in Lufthansa’s success with the inflation bonus and to give them financial support to get your hands on. The timing has never been better: the crisis seems to be over, Lufthansa is making profits again. The employees play a crucial part in making this happen. Accordingly, they can now expect their company to reciprocate,” said Daniel Kassa Mbuambi, UFO Chairman.

CEO Spohr also swears by the “we” among the workforce on internal platforms and relies on the employees as a decisive competitive advantage and the key to becoming the leading airline group in Europe.

“We assume that Mr. Spohr will not only find encouraging words for his colleagues, but will also create financial incentives so that no further staff migrate. The frustration over the chaotic summer, failed personnel policy, possible bonus payments for board members and the founding of new airlines as internal group competition are met with inflation that is still far above the pain threshold. The expectations of the employees that they too will feel something of the new impetus and the very good future prospects in their salary account are correspondingly high,” adds Harry Jaeger, UFO negotiator at Lufthansa.

“We are also confident that Lufthansa understands that an inflation premium is badly needed. Right now and not until next year. Under the new circumstances, it should be self-evident that the employer will now make full use of the option of paying out a tax-free inflation premium of EUR 3,000,” concludes Jaeger.


Image: © Lufthansa

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