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Withdrawal from Berlin : Lufthansa special workshop in Schoenefeld

on several occasions, the Lufthansa is in the criticism, to engage in Berlin, for example, with long-haul services. Now fears that Germany's biggest Airline could also reduce your maintenance capacity when the airport BER opens grow.

The reason: The Lufthansa, which is engaged in Schönefeld so far, 310 and, in Tegel, a further 100 engineers, can open for months, what is the capacity and what is the profile of your maintenance work at BER. And finally, it is clear that the group the previous special workshop for engine parts in Schönefeld, the so-called "tube workshop", 31. March 2021 gives up.

"unfortunately so," said Uwe Paulenz, works Council chief of Lufthansa Technik in Schönefeld, on Friday the daily mirror. "We are negotiating a reconciliation of interests and a social plan." The workforce was "pissed off".

The roughly 60 employees, the repair of precision work so far, petrol hoses, tubes and pipes of large aircraft from all over Europe, mostly to Hamburg switch. In addition, displeasure, according to Paulenz, because employees who don't want to switch, or can be, reduced severance pay shall receive, as originally provided. The workshop was profitable, make annually a Million Euro of profit.

On Thursday, the chief of staff of Lufthansa Technik, Antonio Schulthess had reaffirmed, at a meeting in Schönefeld, the decisions. The background is that the existing old technology aircraft hangars of Lufthansa to soft in Schönefeld 2021 for BER extensions. The airport company has offered a replacement plot of land for the construction of new Hangars, which has adopted Lufthansa Technik.

The contract negotiations are ongoing. For the pipe workshop, a new building, worth said Jens Krüger, spokesman of Lufthansa Technik, on Friday. Each employee would be offered a perspective. Otherwise, he pointed to the ongoing negotiations. It was clear that Lufthansa Technik will remain on-site in Berlin. "The question is, to what extent."

staff fear that in the future, only the "Line-Maintenance" – which are to be done tools small Overnight Checks of flight – in Berlin, but time-consuming General maintenance ("Base Maintenance") just as the "Pipe shop", have to be deducted. Although it comes to industry jobs, keeps out of Brandenburg government in the past.

it was the sole responsibility of the airport company and Lufthansa, and the signals were good, said Minister of economic Affairs Jörg Steinbach (SPD) on Thursday in the Parliament. "We have mixed at the present time, in these negotiations between the airport company and Lufthansa Technik is not active".

resentment in the policy

This inaction party provides across displeasure. "This is a Declaration of bankruptcy of politics, a betrayal of the economic and labour interests of Brandenburg," says the party's Deputy Christoph Schulze. "Why don't we have a Minister of economic Affairs, if he tries it again?" Anyway, it was a scandal, that you give up a well-running company in the East to the Hamburg site back on its feet.

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