Lufthansa cabin employees should voluntarily retire

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Long-time Lufthansa flight attendants should vacate their jobs voluntarily in order to secure jobs for younger colleagues.

This provides for an offer from the Group's human resources department to around 2.000 older cabin workers, as "Spiegel" reports in its current issue. This offer runs until the end of October.

After that, employees aged 55 and over can switch to the company pension scheme early. According to the report, dropouts will receive around half of their last salary by the earliest possible retirement age, and in individual cases more. In addition, the company pays the company pension subsidies lost due to the early departure in full. With the program, the group wants to reduce a large part of the excess staff in the cabin caused by the corona crisis. A total of almost 3.000 of the total of 21.000 flight attendant positions are to be cut. The group management wants to make the voluntary exit with one-off payments attractive to the younger ones.