Monday, September 16, 2013



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Restructuring update: Lufthansa’s new work model - combine your studies and flight deck duties [11 September 2013]

Air travel is highly seasonal and the labour market in Germany increasingly flexible. This is the background to a recent restructuring announcement by Lufthansa. In early September, the German commercial airline indicated it will recruit 500 flight attendants on a new type of work contract to cover the peak summer months. The main innovation is that those recruited will work full-time from March-October and be free for the remainder of the year. They will complete the same basic 12-week training as regular flight assistants and be hired initially on a two-year contract, renewable once for four years. The company said in a press release that 'the new annual working time model provides an ideal opportunity, especially for students and young professionals, to work as a flight attendant for a specified period of time'. The new contracts arise out of a collective agreement with the main cabin-crew union in November last year that 'included a 4.6% pay rise for 2013 as well as allowing different compensation models for new employees' (Bloomberg).

Updated 11 September 2013


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