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Mar 27, 2024

The AUA employee had hoped that both sides would be willing to compromise during negotiations, as the salary offered was not sufficient for employees to sustain themselves. The disparity in pay between the parent company Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines for the same work was too significant. This led to a high turnover rate, as many young employees could not afford to stay in the job long-term due to the strenuous nature of the work and low pay.

Some colleagues found it difficult to afford living expenses, especially for those who needed a car to commute to work. Some had to rely on their parents for transportation or even move back in with them. The demands made by the union Vida, including better income potential, access to meals around the clock, and suitable accommodation near the airport, were seen as necessary by the employees.

The job requirements had evolved to become more physically demanding, and the schedules were often unpredictable, causing stress for employees with families. In some cases, access to food options was limited, leading employees to bring their own meals or cook in their rooms. The demand for amenities like a pool and fitness area was to ensure that employees remained physically fit for the demanding job.

While some aspects of the demands may have seemed excessive to outsiders, the employees believed they were essential for their well-being and ability to perform their duties effectively. The focus was on staying rested and well-fed to be able to respond to emergencies swiftly and efficiently. The physical toll of the job, especially on the feet of flight attendants, was a constant concern for the employees.

By editor

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