Rank-and-file members of the kapers union still need to sign off on the terms agreed in negotiations on a collective labour agreement (CLA), but the airline and union leaders hailed the deal that follows accords with SWISS ground and cockpit staff.
"After some very tough negotiations, I am all the more delighted that we have reached agreement on a new CLA that delivers significant benefits for all our cabin crew members, in terms of both their remuneration and the plannability of their private lives," union official Reto Schmid said.
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The monthly starting salary will rise to 4,000 Swiss francs ($4,255) from January, and existing salaries will increase by at least 4% for all salary levels, the company said in a statement.
"All in all, the improvements agreed under CLA23 will cost SWISS some 100 million Swiss francs in additional investment over the next five years," it said.