The Cockpit Association has called on the pilots of the German cargo airline Aerologic to an eight-day walkout. The industrial action began on Tuesday night and is expected to last until 23:59 p.m. next Tuesday.
In advance was held a ballot. The vast majority of the pilots represented by the Cockpit Association spoke out in favor of strike action. Aerologic, a joint venture between Deutsche Post-DHL and Lufthansa, does not expect any flight cancellations.
The aim is to temporarily replace the striking pilots with managers who also have the appropriate license. However, the Cockpit Association is of the opinion that this cannot be a permanent solution and that there will still be failures.
The fact that Aerologic is not subject to the Lufthansa group wage agreement has long been a thorn in the side of the union. It is also criticized that the state is the largest single shareholder in both Deutsche Post-DHL and Lufthansa. Nevertheless, the management of the cargo airline refuses to conclude a collective agreement.