Cargolux says its management and unions seal pact


Cargolux International Airlines says it management and the unions OGBL and LCGB achieved a “major breakthrough” in yesterday’s round of negotiations on a new collective work agreement (CWA) for the airline’s staff in negotiations over crew related items.

The carrier says it clears the “road to growth and financial sustainability, sealing a strong pact for the future of the Cargolux Group where all parties underline that they share a common vision for stability, sustainable growth and prosperity at Cargolux”.

Cargolux says: “The perseverance of the negotiating teams yielded a principle agreement with both unions on the new CWA terms that sends a strong signal on the company’s commitment to job security for our staff and an increased support towards maintaining the competitiveness of Luxembourg as the prime air freight hub in Europe.”

The airline says principles agreed by all parties for the CWA, twinned with the decision announced earlier this week to invest in 100 new pilots and an additional aircraft for Luxembourg, pave the way for the realisation of Cargolux’s vision to be the ‘Global Cargo Carrier of Choice’.

With this new CWA, Cargolux says the parties are expressing their commitment to move forward, boosting Cargolux’s and its plans for growth in Asia through the implementation of the Luxembourg – Zhengzhou dual hub strategy.

Cargolux says it and the unions are “happy to have arrived at this positive result and will continue to fully focus their joint efforts towards enhancing the success of the company”.