Last month, Austrian’s female flight attendants took to the ballot box and voted on whether or not to continue the tradition of red leggings and shoes as part of the new uniform that will be introduced next year.
Well, the results are in after 4 weeks of voting and it appears that a overwhelming majority has voted to maintain the status quo. 71% percent of OS’ flight attendants took part in the poll and 70% of that group decided to continue with the current look of red leggings and red shoes.
I know many of you were waiting with bated breath on the hotly contest issue 🙂
Lufthansa unfortunately is battling labor issues on two fronts at the same time.
The more ‘popular’ of the two is the ongoing rift with the union that represents the majority of Lufthansa pilots, known as Vereingung Cockpit (VC). However another battle is being fought with UFO, who represents upwards of 18,000 cabin crew employees who are not pilots.
The latter battle, with UFO, appears to be making progress as both sides have agreed to meet for negotiations some time in mid-February following a vote of the membership that is taking place this month. The crux of the disagreements between Lufthansa and UFO revolves around 2 primary issues: Cabin crew pensions and how union-member employees will be treated as Lufthansa expands its Low Cost Carrier operations when it introduces WINGS this year.
It looks as though for now any strike threat from UFO is greatly diminished but the threat remains for VC to ask pilots to go on strike on relatively short notice.
More details as they become available……