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Agreement to a pilot strike in Scandinavia

Seven days the strike has lasted, the airline SAS, now a new agreement. For the pilots there is more pay and the ability to plan their work. The air traffic is approaching on this Friday - slowly - again.

After days of bickering and the failure of some 4000 flights, the pilot strike at the Scandinavian airline SAS was with a collective bargaining agreement terminated. "I can be relieved to inform you that we can leave this conflict behind us now," said SAS chief Rickard Gustafson on late Thursday evening on a several-hours delayed press conference in Solna, near Stockholm.

The air traffic in Denmark, Norway and Sweden will be recorded in order on Friday. It will however, be expected to last for at least another 24 hours, until the operation was run completely. You have signed three-year agreements, said Gustafson. Accordingly, the pilots of 2019 will receive a wage increase of 3.5 per cent, followed by three percent by 2020, and four percent in 2021. Add to this the concessions on the ability to plan your working hours in the Cockpit.

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The pilot strike had ensured that a number of leisure and business travelers daily at the airports of Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen and elsewhere were in Scandinavia. Since then, the pilots had resigned after the Failure of negotiations last Friday, their work, had failed up to and including Thursday 4015 flights, more than 380'000 passengers were affected, including multiple Connections in Switzerland. SAS partners powered plane could be used for lifting.

SAS self-cost of the pilot strike of a million amount. How high are the financial burdens were to tell you, the Airline. Experts estimated the daily losses to the equivalent of around six to eight million euros.

Competitive market

The Scandinavian pilot unions, 545 Norwegian, 492 Swedish and 372 Danish pilots represented, had demanded 13 percent more pay and a better predictability of the working hours. SAS had argued that the original demands of the pilot would result in substantial increases in costs for the airline, the long-term competitiveness of the company and the jobs of all the SAS employees at risk. Since Wednesday noon, the strike had quarreled parties, under the mediation of a conciliator behind closed doors in Oslo on these points - just under one and a half days.

SAS chief Gustafson said the airline was moving in a very competitive market, the control by Flight, high Oil prices and a weak Swedish Krona more difficult. According to the agreement had to contact SAS now have been working on a long-term, profitable and sustainable company. (sda)

Created: 03.05.2019, 02:59 PM

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