Coronavirus: Lufthansa Technik introduces short-time working for employees

Lufthansa Technik
Lufthansa Technik is introducing short-time working for employees due to the extensive reduction in workload as a result of the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic and its continued impact on the aviation industry.
Roughly 12,000 employees will be affected by the agreement, which will run until at least 31 August 2020.
In a statement, the company said: “Lufthansa Technik AG has reached an agreement with the bodies of co-determination and its operating partners to introduce short-time working.
“This applies to all German sites and companies with the exception of Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey (LTAA) and Lufthansa
Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS). The agreement thus applies to around 12,000 employees and will initially run until 31 August 2020.
“The scope of short-time working for employees is determined in relation to the loss of working hours and in consultation with the co-determination bodies responsible for the respective area.
“The loss of working hours and thus short-time working can amount to up to 100 per cent.
“In order to keep the financial impact on employees as low as possible, Lufthansa Technik will initially top up the short-time
working allowance paid by the Federal Employment Agency to 90 per cent of the net salary lost through short-time working. This regulation applies to both tariff and non-tariff staff.”
Managerial staff will also be put on short-time work “due to the extensive reduction in workload”. The company has said that it will top up these employees’ short-time working allowance to 80 per cent of their net salary. These employees had already voluntarily waived part of their salary.
Wherever possible in the respective countries, more than 30 international subsidiaries and affiliates of the Lufthansa Technik
Group will seek similar arrangements.
Lufthansa Technik has stressed that availability to its international customers at all times, even during the coronavirus crisis, will not be affected by the short-time working.
In cases where the usual contacts in sales and production are not available due to these measures, customers can now turn to the central contact addresses and phone numbers on the website: lufthansa-technik.com/availability.

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