Lufthansa Finally Acknowledges Industrial Action By LSG Sky Chefs Employees

Lufthansa has finally acknowledged work slowdown at its LSG Sky Chefs units that leaves many if not most European flights uncatered both ways citing “personnel shortage” as a reason.

Lufthansa Catering Strike

The airline is in the process of selling or spinning off its LSG Sky Chefs unit that it refers as a “service provider” on a notice put up on its site

You can access Lufthansa’s website here.

The work slowdown/strike first affected flights that were catered ex-Frankfurt and soon expanded to Munich too. As many European rotations are catered from the base both ways, there is hardly anything to eat or drink even in business class.

Here are some examples we posted last week (access the piece here):

Kiev – Frankfurt Business

LH Biz Meal KBP-FRA

Frankfurt – Manchester Business

Conclusion

Employees at this LSG Sky Chefs don’t like the idea being decoupled from the airline due to pay and benefits issues. It is likely that this isn’t officially a strike but these LSG Sky Chefs employees just refuse overtime or don’t cater Lufthansa flights.

The airline is offering business class passengers (unofficially) 100 euros per flight in cash (wire) if they complain.

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