Well, the question is, who is shooting himself.
Indeed, a Union can strike only over pay and that issue can be resolved easily, the gap between 3,6% and 5,0% isn't that big.
Unions cannot strike over company policy or strategy and the intention to partly use leased staff is strategy. LH
needs to be competetive. In Berlin, it is AB
they have to compete with and AFAIK all of AB
cabin crew is not employed with AB
but with a staff leasing company owned by AB
and eventually others.
Next,Germany is a polycentric country with 2 major and one minor hub, plus what can be called focus cities, which are HAM
and BER. On top of that are several smaller places. All these cities have direct air services to other European hibs, some also to Middle East or other intercont hubs. I understand that the hub routes will still be served in the future by mainline and feeder (regional) aircraft, whereas the other destinations services, such as between HAM
will go to germanwings, same for most routes from places like STR
Personally, i prefer that a national carrier still serves these cities. I would not favor a situation like in the UK where major cities no longer are served by the largest carrier of that country.
is, as well, not only a German airline, it is at least a European airline with global character. In order to compete globally, the airline must have a coist base that enables this.
At the end of the day, it is better to have these jobs somehow in the company - better the aviation concern. The alternate would be to cut services like BA
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extreme and the overall state of LH does not merit extreme measures.
it is true that, compared with the 2 "other" legacy airline groups that are left in Europe, LH
is the shining star, but that can change from one day to the next. It is the job of the management to prevent that.
That is exactly what they are doing right now. IMHO, LH
will get a court injunction and this ,matter will go into arbritation very quickly.