Starting pay for cabin crew employees will increase to CHF 4,000 on January 1, 2023, and there will be at least a 4% increase in current pay.
The foundation of a new collective labor agreement has been agreed upon by SWISS and the union representing its cabin staff, known as kapers (CLA).
Starting on January 1, 2023, all subsequent salaries for cabin crew members will increase by at least 4%, and steps will be taken to improve the social lives of the company’s cabin workers in a way that is both feasible and plannable.
Kapers will ask its members to vote on whether to approve the proposed new CLA23.
After protracted discussions, Swiss International Airlines (SWISS) and kapers, the union representing its cabin crew, have agreed on the fundamentals of a new collective labor agreement (CLA).
The agreement, which comes after agreements with the company’s social partners for its ground staff and cockpit staff, is yet another significant accomplishment for all parties concerned.
“I am very pleased that, with this new agreement, we have laid the last building block to give ourselves a firm foundation with all our personnel groups for the years ahead,” says SWISS CEO Dieter Vranckx.
“With this new collective labor agreement, we aim to pay due tribute to the exceptional performance and commitment of our cabin personnel over the past few years, and simultaneously to provide the requisite stability and attractive prospects and perspectives for a successful future in 2023 and beyond.” CLA23 will remain in effect for at least five years.
The significant pay raises for cabin crew across the board are a fundamental component of the new CLA23. Starting on January 1, 2023, the starting monthly pay will grow to CHF 4,000, and all existing salaries will see a boost of at least 4%.
The lowest-paid cabin crew workers will have the largest rise in this case, although long-tenured cabin personnel will also experience a sizable gain in their monthly earnings.
Actions to improve the plannability of cabin crew members’ social lives will also benefit them under the new CLA23, particularly through the early release of their monthly rosters.
Additionally, a consensus has been achieved on the implementation of new models for part-time work, such as the “Study & Fly” concept, which should give students more flexibility.
Overall, SWISS will have to make extra investments of about CHF 100 million to complete the CLA23-agreed changes.