The unions UFO and Vereinigung Cockpit, among others, are increasing the pressure on the management of the airline Eurowings Discover. Since, from the point of view of the employee representatives, the management should brace itself against collective bargaining, one can imagine that there could be strikes.
The holiday airline started without collective agreements. According to the unions, the monthly wages should be below those of other German Lufthansa Group members. About six months ago, UFO, which specializes in cabin crew, asked the management to negotiate a collective agreement. So far, however, nothing has happened. Eurowings Discover does not consider agreements with unions to be necessary.
The employer would not be aware that there was a desire in the workforce for "third parties" to interfere in the drafting of contracts. Reference is made to “constructive cooperation between employees and management”. The UFO union explains, among other things, that it has not received a single appointment proposal for talks with company boss Wolfgang Raebiger since the first request. This is taken as a clear "no".
UFO has not yet made a final decision on how to proceed, but strikes are no longer categorically ruled out. It can be assumed that corresponding votes could be initiated among the members working at Eurowings Discover in the next few weeks.
A comparable picture emerges for the pilots. However, the Cockpit Association is still much more cautious. At the sister company Eurowings a ballot was initiated on possible strike action. The fact that there are no collective agreements at Eurowings Discover is also a thorn in the side of the VC.