Swiss European pilots vote to accept new CLA

30 March 2006

Following the agreement reached between SWISS and the committee of the Swiss Pilots Association (the union of the pilots of Swiss European Air Lines), the union’s members have now also approved the proposed new Collective Labour Agreement (CLA) for Swiss European cockpit personnel. As a result, the new CLA will enter into effect on April 1, 2006.

The new CLA for Swiss European cockpit personnel will be valid for three years. The accord pays due and full regard to SWISS’s ongoing corporate restructuring and the intensified competition in the air transport market, while ensuring that the pilots covered by it continue to be employed under socially-acceptable terms and conditions.

We are delighted that, with the agreement of our Swiss European pilots to the proposed new CLA, we have been able to bring these long and intensive negotiations to a successful conclusion,” comments Antonio Schulthess, Executive Vice President Human Resources at SWISS.