Augsburg pilots to strike Tuesday

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Old May 6, 13, 10:56 pm
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Augsburg pilots to strike Tuesday

Looks like Augsburg pilots are striking Tuesday beginning at 6a. Not sure when strike ends. Lost connection to article before completely reading it.
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Old May 7, 13, 12:57 am
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Argh.
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Old May 7, 13, 2:21 am
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FRANKFURT--Pilots of Germany's Augsburg Airways, which conducts regional flights on behalf of Deutsche Lufthansa AG (LHA.XE), will go on strike Tuesday, labor union Vereinigung Cockpit said Monday.

The strike will last from 0600 to 2200 local time, the union said in a press release. The pilots intend to press the regional carrier to agree on compensation payments for the pilots who will be laid off because Augsburg Airways will cease operations on Oct. 31, according to the union.
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On the Cityline/Augsburg note, I keep wondering why LH mainline didn't take the Tyrolean approach to lower the overall labor costs.
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Originally Posted by whiskey_sk View Post
On the Cityline/Augsburg note, I keep wondering why LH mainline didn't take the Tyrolean approach to lower the overall labor costs.
Without strong support from the German government I really doubt the labour unions in Germany would permit this to happen. Also as we are now in an election year I don't expect much support from the German government for such a proposed transaction.
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Old May 7, 13, 6:08 am
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Originally Posted by whiskey_sk View Post
On the Cityline/Augsburg note, I keep wondering why LH mainline didn't take the Tyrolean approach to lower the overall labor costs.
Augsburg air was terminated as wetlease carrier by LH last year eff 28OCT13 and all employees have were served notice last month. I can understand that they are somewhat peeved that LH doesn't want their services

I doubt the strike will make any major dent in LHs operations.
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Old May 7, 13, 4:58 pm
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This is odd. I just booked Augsburg for a flight in December 2013 from MUC-CDG. It was done on UA web site so it doesn't surprise me they have it messed up. According to LH site it's a LH mainline 319.
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