SWISS: Cabin Crew Agreement Signed

The negotiating delegations of SWISS and “kapers” (the cabin crew members’ union) have signed the newly worked out Collective Labour Agreement for SWISS cabin crew personnel. Both parties reached agreement on all the major points.

Following two rounds of intense negotiations, SWISS and kapers have finally arrived at a consensus. The new agreement will mean improvements for cabin crew in the following areas:

Sales commission // Special payment for flights in addition to normal work schedule // Gradual introduction of a 13th month’s salary // Expenses allowance on long-haul flights

“A good Collective Labour Agreement is the basis for a forward-looking partnership. The negotiations were hard, but fair. The result will bring about a tangible improvement. We are confident that a solution which will satisfy everyone involved has been found”, comments Björn Näf, Executive Vice President, Products and Services, at SWISS.

The members of kapers have yet to vote on the Collective Labour Agreement, which will come into effect on 1 November 2002 if accepted.