Being reported by Reuters, UFO’s Nicoley Baublies stated that he has reached out to Lufthansa in an effort to resolve the strike. Negotiations are scheduled to resume Friday afternoon.
Also in his comments, Baublies indicated no further strikes are planned beyond beyond the current 24 hour strike current in effect. Hopefully this will be the beginning of the end of the tensions between the Union’s members and Lufthansa.
It’s interesting to note that Mr. Baublies is the one who reached out to Lufthansa in an effort to move negotiations forward.
As long as both sides are talking constructively, I think strike actions are unlikely to take place.
UPDATE: In a press release from Frankfurt, Lufthansa has agreed to permanently hire the cabin crew that was hired through an outside contractor.
In what appears to be an a token of good will towards the Union who’s cabin crew members are currently on strike, Lufthansa’s CEO Cristoph Franz stated that “Without preconditions and for a foreseeable time frame Lufthansa is going to resign from deploying external cabin crews in Berlin” he also added: “With this decision we are taking a big step towards our social partners. We hope that this step will help the trade union UFO to, within the scope of constructive talks together with us, tread a path leading to a sustainable and competitive wage structure for our cabin staff.”
Definitely a sign of what should be warming relations between the Union and Lufthansa.