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On Saturday evening, negotiations between all concerned parties concluded in an agreement to end the strike with immediate effect and all striking CWA employees will return to work.
Staff at one of Europe's largest cargo companies had been on strike since Thursday 14 September. According to the APL pilots' association, the entire Cargolux fleet of 26 aircraft had also been grounded during this time.
Saturday's negotiations were conducted in the presence of the President & CEO of Cargolux, the National President of LCGB and the President of OGBL. Discussions centred mainly on pay rise demands: the company's management had confirmed a 5% increase over 5 years, but both unions demanded 6% over 4 years.
In a press release published on Saturday evening, the LCGB and OGBL unions confirmed that an agreement had been reached with management. Salaries will be increased by 5.5% over 4 years from 1 September 2023 to 31 August 2027. Under the new agreement, the salary scale for technical staff will be adjusted and teleworking conditions will also be reviewed.
This agreement puts an end to the strike by employees, who will be able to return to work from this Sunday.
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