AUA Threatened by Strikes

TransportAirlines & Airports ♦ Published: April 21, 2012; 17:20 ♦ (Vindobona)

After Austrian Airlines´ supervisory board resolved the transfer of undertakings, the Lufthansa subsidiary may face strikes.

AUA Threatened by Strikes / Picture: © Austrian Airlines / Flickr Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Yesterday, AUA´s supervisory board decided to move the operating part of the airline to the own subsidiary Tyrolean. The regional airline´s salaries are lower by 25% compared to those of AUA. AUA´s CEO Jaan Albrecht underlined that the step was essential for AUA´s survival.

AUA´s management anticipates generating savings of € 45m. Not only the automatic salary increase…