26/09/2020

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Austrian Airlines coronavirus update: Agreement with Flight Crew and Ground Staff on Crisis Contribution

Company• Successful summary of negotiations with the Floor Operates Council nowadays • Important difficulties paper...

Company• Successful summary of negotiations with the Floor Operates Council nowadays
• Important difficulties paper for cabin crew signed yesterday
• COO Ritter: “Can keep as a lot of workforce as feasible throughout the crisis”

Next yesterday’s settlement amongst Austrian Airlines with reps of the “flight personnel”, an settlement was achieved nowadays with the specialized and professional staff members. This contains the stations as effectively as specialized and administrative workforce, comprising close to three,000 of the seven,000 folks functioning for Austria’s red-white-red national carrier.

Austrian Airlines anticipates a incredibly slow recovery following the disaster. In get to keep as a lot of workforce as feasible throughout a period of time of low need, an settlement was achieved with the operates council on a extended-expression application of the shorter-time do the job model till 2022. There will be no customary annual salary increments or adjustments for inflation throughout this period of time.

Immediately after shorter-time do the job, salary will be waived for all workforce. Nowadays the corporation and personnel reps agreed on a temporary reduction of present-day salaries for the ground staff members in the period of time March 20, 2022 till December 31, 2023. The pay out cuts are socially staggered and equal amongst two and fifteen per cent. In addition, the social payment system which has been in impact for a lot of many years will be extended till December 31, 2025. The bundle of actions will be subsequently voted upon. In transform, the cockpit and cabin crews will forego amongst 5.nine per cent and 12.seven per cent of their salaries in the many years 2022 to 2024 as effectively as pension fund contributions. This will be complemented by numerous discounts and flexibilization actions in the ramp-up stage.

On equilibrium, the seven,000 workforce will bear the brunt of some EUR eighty million in annual discounts, enabling personnel expenditures to be diminished by 20 per cent. Accordingly, their cumulative contribution will equal EUR 300 million by the yr 2024.

“The settlement achieved on staff members-connected price actions permits us to keep as a lot of workforce as feasible throughout the disaster. What’s more, we have taken an significant phase towards restarting flight functions. In this way, the workforce are generating a large contribution towards encouraging Austrian Airlines handle the crisis”, states Austrian Airlines COO Jens Ritter.

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