SWISS cabin personnel awarded 1.1% cost-of-living-based salary adjustment plus a one-off payment of CHF 1 200

22 December 2006

SWISS and the Kapers cabin crew union have agreed that the company’s cabin personnel should receive a cost-of-living-based salary adjustment of 1.1% and a one-off payment of CHF 1 200. The salary adjustment will take effect from February 1, 2007. For part-time staff, the one-off payment will be calculated on a pro rata basis.

The CHF 1 200 payment will be awarded together with employees’ February salaries. New flight attendants currently in training will not receive the one-off payment, but will benefit from the cost-of-living-based salary adjustment. Discussions on adjusting salary levels to take account of inflation are envisaged under the present Collective Labour Agreement, and may be requested by either contractual party.

SWISS already announced a few days ago that all its employees would be receiving a one-off “thank-you” payment of CHF 2 000 together with their December salary. The amount is being awarded in appreciation of their dedicated professionalism and of their contribution to the recent corporate turnaround.

SWISS is also creating new jobs for the first time in its history. The recently-initiated expansion of the aircraft fleet will add over 400 new positions to the company’s cabin crew corps alone.