EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
51.1 - Passenger air transport
Number Employed: 11500
Group: Lufthansa

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 03-05-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 2500
Planned Job Reductions max: 2500
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 03-05-2012
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2014

Additional Information

As announced on 3 May 2012 by German airline Lufthansa, 2,500 administrative jobs will be cut in Germany.
The job cuts are part of Lufthansa's SCORE program, which aims to rise the company's operating results. Lufthansa currently employs 11,500 people in administrative positions in Germany. Worldwide, 3,500 of 16,800 administrative jobs will be cut (see fact sheet).

Lufthansa's SCORE program is said to be implemented due to increasing costs, especially affected by the oil price, but also due to an intensified competitive situation in Europe's airline market.

German union Verdi announced resistance against Lufthansa's plans, which do not exclude forced redundancies.