Lufthansa has announced that two-thirds of its global staff will work reduced hours as a result of the German airline grounding much of its fleet due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Lufthansa has applied for state aid to keep approximately 87,000 staff working on shorter hours, a spokesman said. The move was first reported by Business Insider.
Lufthansa employs more than 135,000 staff worldwide.
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On Monday March 30, Lufthansa said that it had reached agreements with its works council and trade unions to introduce short-time working for at least 27,000 cabin and ground staff in Frankfurt and Munich.
It had also said that members of the executive board had waived 20% of their compensation "in solidarity with all employee groups".
The equivalent of 700 of Lufthansa's fleet of 763 aircraft are currently grounded, the spokesman added.
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