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Eurowings wins pilot union backing to speed up hiring

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Lufthansa’s <LHAG.DE> budget unit Eurowings said on Friday it has reached a deal with pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit that will allow it to hire experienced new crew in Germany at short notice, such as from insolvent Air Berlin. Eurowings had already reached a similar deal with unions representing cabin crew staff that takes into account applicants’ previous experience. While Lufthansa is taking on staff as part of a deal to buy Air Berlin units Niki and LGW, it needs around 240 new pilots for a further 24 aircraft. The Air Berlin deal will mainly be used to grow Eurowings.

(Reporting by Victoria Bryan; Editing by Tom Sims)
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