Austrian Airlines Group has presented a new wage agreement to flight staff as it looks to undergo a merger with Tyrolean Airways.
The two carriers, which have 1,900 employees, have revealed a new group structure to wages that would create ‘a means of increasing planning certainty and creating the basis for future decisions’.
The agreement would open up the possibility of a merger between the two airlines.
In 2012 Austrian Airlines’ entire flight operation was transferred to subsidiary Tyrolean Airways after negotiations failed to merge the two.
“The contents of the offer are based on 10 months of joint negotiations with the Works Council, trade union and Austrian Federal Economic Chamber. The new agreement acts as a bridgehead from the past aiming to lead Austrian Airlines into the future. Our employees wish for an agreement and a clear perspective moving forward. They also desire to return to Austrian Airlines. We want to make this possible,” said Austrian Airlines CEO Jaan Albrecht.