The Lufthansa Group has signed a new collective agreement with the Vereinigung Cockpit union for Lufthansa and Lufthansa Cargo pilots that includes an 18% increase in base salary for the next three and a half years, as well as an improvement in working conditions, according to reports Europe Press.

The agreement is made up of two different agreements, one relating to remuneration and the other on working conditions. The remuneration agreement will be in force until December 31, 2026 and the working conditions agreement will be in force until December 31, 2027. Both include the obligation to maintain “labour peace” throughout their term, according to the company in a statement.

The salary increase will be made progressively. The first increase, of 7%, will take effect on December 1, 2023 and will be followed by two increases of 5% at the beginning of both 2025 and 2026. In addition, a single payment of 3.75% of the fixed annual remuneration, up to a maximum of 3,000 euros, in 2023.

Variable remuneration based on work performance is also improved, free time is increased and ten days off per month are set. Both agreements are subject to the approval of the relevant bodies.

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