This cannot be forced via strikes."The union is calling for an average increase of 3.7 per cent in pay for 5,400 pilots in Germany over a five-year period dating back to 2012.
Lufthansa offered to increase pilot pay by 4.4 per cent by mid-2018, and make a one-time payment equal to 1.8 monthly salaries in lieu of past raises.
Lufthansa pilots are planning to strike again this week after fresh talks failed to settle their long-running pay dispute.
German pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) said its members scheduled to fly short-haul flights would strike on Tuesday.
Germany's biggest airline had earlier urged VC to resume talks."We have to talk," Bettina Volkens, Lufthansa's board member in charge of human resources, told Bild am Sonntag.
See full Terms and Conditions below before booking your trip.Note: If you get a pop-up window with the following: "Security Information. By registering on the Generation Fly website, you are consenting to the terms of the privacy statement contained on Lufthansa.com, which can be accessed at Tax & Fee information: Fares are subject to change without notice and are based on the most direct routing to each destination. Fares include applicable taxes, fees, carrier and airport charges, including the September 11th Security Fee of a maximum of per round-trip. Seats are limited and may not be available on all days/flights.This page contains both secure and non-secure items. " Please answer "Yes." Alternatively, please adjust your browser's security settings. Tickets are non-refundable, non-endorsable, non-transferable and other restrictions may apply. In order to offer you the lowest possible fares, we will display all Lufthansa fares available.The union plans to add long-haul routes to the walkout on Wednesday.Last week Lufthansa had to cancel nearly 2,800 flights during a four-day strike that affected more than 350,000 passengers.