Austrian Airlines and pilots have signed a new collective agreement, including career structures that have been under discussion since 2014. The agreement covers Austrian’s 1,000 pilots and avoids the talks going into arbitration. It was signed Sept. 12 and takes effect retroactively from Aug. 1. Austrian Airlines CEO Kay Kratky said the negotiations were “tough” and involved “several night shifts” to fit in with Lufthansa Group’s cost structures. Under ...

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