AUA: Staff Threatens With Strike

TransportAirlines & Airports ♦ Published: January 21, 2012; 13:22 ♦ (Vindobona)

The German Lufhansa Group plans radical cuts in existing collective agreements. The atmosphere among the workforce is aggressive.

AUA: Staff Threatens With Strike / Picture: © Austrian Airlines / Flickr Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Austrian Airlines comes more and more under pressure. The loss-making airline, which was taken over by Lufthansa in 2009, is struggling to survive. Nevertheless, the threat of insolvency is no issue yet. AUA´s management again emphasized the vital need of cost cuts. A radical cut in structures and collective agreements should bring the long-awaited turnaround. In 2011, AUA´s losses…