GERMANY: ‘ TALKS STALL AT LUFTHANSA OVER RETIREMENT BENEFITS CALLS FOR STRIKE ‘

#AceFinanceNews – GERMANY – Nov.30 – The German pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) is calling for a strike on December 1 and 2 after talks over retirement benefits stalled.

“It became clear that management is not interested in solutions, but in introducing an autocratic leadership model like that of airlines in the Gulf states,” VC spokesman Jörg Handwerg said.

The pilots oppose plans to gradually raise the age at which they can take early retirement by five years.

Currently, they can retire at 55 and get up to 60 percent of their pay until the normal pension starts at their statutory retirement age of 65.

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