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16.09.2020 VC warns against EU-Qatar aviation agreement to be put into effect

An air transport agreement (CATA) negotiated between the EU Commission and the State of Qatar provides for a gradual opening of the European market for airlines from Qatar.

This should enable them to increase their frequencies and destinations within the EU. In order to come into force, the agreement must be examined and signed by the Council of the European Union, which has not yet taken place. In VC's view, this is completely the wrong time considering the current...  Details

26.08.2020 Malta Air Pilots (Ryanair Group) and Vereinigung Cockpit call for Short-Time Work Benefits for German pilots

Malta Air and Vereinigung Cockpit today (Wednesday, 26 Aug) jointly call on the Federal Employment Agency and the Federal Government to treat employees of Malta Air in Germany the same as their colleagues from other airlines during the Covid-19 crisis, by honoring their previous decision to grant...  Details

12.08.2020 Ryanair leaves pilots in the dark about jobs

VC calls on employer to implement negotiation results

For almost three weeks now, Ryanair Group pilots based in Germany have been waiting for the employer to confirm that their career prospects remain valid. It has been so long since they reached an agreement with the employer and essentially delivered what the Ryanair subsidiary Malta Air had...  Details

24.07.2020  Vereinigung Cockpit presents its Aviation Safety Concept "SafeSKY 2020"

today Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) presented its SafeSKY 2020 Aviation Safety Concept in Berlin. Björn Reimer, board member Flight Safety, handed over the 80-page document to  Parliamentary State Secretary Steffen Bilger in the BMVI (ministry of transport). The concept outlines important...  Details

21.07.2020 Ryanair / Malta Air - Back to the negotiating table!

Nearly 88% of the pilots of Malta Air (a subsidiary of Ryanair, which belongs to the Ryanair Group and employs pilots based in Germany, among others) organized in Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) have participated in a vote against a package of measures demanded by the employer since last week. Despite the...  Details

23.06.2020 Ryanair abuses Corona to tighten the screws on Malta Air staff

In the midst of the Corona crisis, Ryanair backslides into well-known antiemployee behaviour patterns. What has been achieved in recent years in tough collective bargaining with the subsidiary Malta Air, which is the pilot-employer in Germany, is now to be largely overturned in the wake of Corona...  Details

06.05.2020 Lufthansa pilots offer up to 45% salary waiver as a restructuring contribution in the three-digit million range

The corona virus shutdown has nearly brought Lufthansa's business almost to a complete standstill. To safeguard liquidity, short-time working was introduced in the cockpit for the first time in Lufthansa's history. At the end of March, Lufthansa agreed with the Cockpit Association (VC) to reduce...  Details

21.04.2020 Petition by air transport workers: State aid only in exchange for job security

In a joint action with the air transport unions, the employees of the industry appeal to the federal government: state support for air transport companies may only be given in return for employment guarantees. In view of the billions in aid need to save the industry, job security must be...  Details

06.04.2020 Joint appeal by VC, UFO, Verdi, IGL/TGL und ACA

Stabilization of Lufthansa only possible with all employees

Joint appeal by VC, UFO, Verdi, IGL/TGL and ACAStabilization of Lufthansa only possible with all employees Today, the trade unions and associations, VC, UFO, Verdi, IGL/TGL and ACA made a joint appeal to the Lufthansa Group Executive Board. The background is the Lufthansa Group's unilateral...  Details

05.04.2020 Latest Information about Covid-19

With regards to the currents effects of covid-19 we would like to provide the following information. General Information regarding covid-19: World Health Organisation WHO Robert Koch-Institut RKI European Commission Covid-19 dailiy risk assessmemt provided by ECDC: European Centre For...  Details

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