The fact that the TUI Group has received around 1,8 billion euros from the German state, but is dismantling around 700 flying employees at Tuifly, upset the VC.
The pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit strongly criticizes the behavior of the TUI group. The fact that they have received around 1,8 billion euros in government aid, but still want to cut 700 jobs among flying personnel in Germany, is irresponsible or even abusive in the eyes of the employee representatives.
The VC is particularly angry that the booking situation for the winter flight schedule 2020/2021 and summer 2021 should be quite good. Due to the good long-term business prospects, there would be no argument in favor of reducing jobs in Germany. the cockpit association in one broadcast. In the direction of the German federal government, the accusation is made that the German taxpayer would finance job cuts in the domestic economy with tax revenues.
Therefore, the Cockpit Association appeals that the state aid, which is intended as a short-term bridge for the current failures, must not be misused to relocate jobs abroad in the long term. The union demands that all TUIfly jobs must be retained, especially because the carrier has collective agreements. The Cockpit Association could not resist the swipe at low cost airlines, which in particular make use of outsourcing and so-called atypical employment.
“TUI is trying to abuse the corona crisis to cut jobs in Germany. That is unacceptable and cannot be done with us. The group apparently wants to achieve a lower cost base in Germany by relocating jobs. We will fight for every job, ”says Markus Wahl, President of the Cockpit Association.