Lufthansa subsidiary Austrian Airlines and its administrative and technical staff have reached a new collective wage agreement, effective Jan. 1, 2014. The agreement, which applies to about 2,600 employees, is essential to the carrier’s cost reduction plan and includes higher starting salaries, flatter wage curves and success bonuses instead of automatic wage increases. An agreement was also reached on salaries for 2014 and 2015; no salary cuts will be implemented. “Following ...

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