Lufthansa wants an agreement on wage increases as soon as possible

The German airline Lufthansa
Aircraft of the German airline Lufthansa / Photo: EPA-EFE / RONALD WITTEK

German airline Lufthansa wants to reach an agreement with unions as soon as possible to increase the wages of the company's ground staff. The company announced that management has taken into account the demands of the Verdi union and is interested in quickly reaching an agreement on wage increases, Reuters reported.

Lufthansa ground staff went on strike at Germany's main airports on Tuesday, and a fourth meeting between management and unions over pay rises ended two days later without success. The continuation of the negotiations is scheduled for March 13 or 14. But the Verdi union requested that the meeting be held earlier to speed up the agreement, noting that the condition for this is that the employer offers a significantly higher wage increase.

Verdi is asking for a salary increase of 12,5 percent or at least 500 euros per month for a period of 12 months, as well as a one-time payment in the amount of 3.000 euros. Last week's strike was the second this month, and 100.000 passengers were affected, Tanjug reports.

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