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Lauda Airline cannot pay employees salaries

In Stuttgart and Düsseldorf, the employees of the Ryanair subsidiary Laudamotion are waiting for their May salary. Photo: dpa / Christoph Schmidt

The more than 200 pilots and flight attendants of the Austrian airline Laudamotion at the German locations in Stuttgart and Düsseldorf must continue to worry about their May salary.

Stuttgart / Vienna – The Ryanair subsidiary Laudamotion informed employees in Stuttgart and Dusseldorf in a letter that they did not have the resources. It is hoped that the May salary can be paid out in June as soon as possible. The letter from Thursday has been received by the German Press Agency.

The company had lost about 200 million euros in the past two years and had no passengers since March 17 due to the corona pandemic. The company criticized the Federal Employment Agency in Würzburg, which rejected an application for short-time work. A Lauda spokeswoman said they had appealed.

Vienna is also about jobs

The largest Lauda base in Vienna should be closed on Friday, according to the company. Negotiations between the airline and the vida union also failed in the second attempt. The union refused to sign a new collective bargaining agreement, which provided wages for onboard personnel due to the Corona crisis.

The airline, on the other hand, maintained until the end that a large part of the employees had already agreed to the cuts, only the union had quit. 300 pilots and flight attendants are affected by the closure of the Vienna base. Including temporary employment agencies, there are more than 500 jobs.

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