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SAS announces agreement with pilots after a day-long strike

hundreds of thousands of passengers and thousands of flights were affected by the pilot strike at SAS - including multiple Connections to Germany. Now the company reports that it had agreed.

Scandinavian airline SAS has reached according to his own after days of strikes, an agreement in a dispute with the pilots unions in Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

"I can inform our customers and our employees with relief that we can put this conflict behind us now," said the CEO, Rickard Gustafson. "We have signed today evening in a collective bargaining agreement with our four pilot associations." But it is likely to take up to 24 hours, until the operation could be completely absorbed.

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.

a large number of flights were also down at the airport in Oslo.

strike cost SAS million

Good 1400 SAS pilots in Sweden, Denmark and Norway were a week ago because of the, in their view, increasingly poor working conditions in the recusal entered. In addition, they demand more money. More than 4000 flights had to be cancelled because of the strike. Around 380,000 travelers were affected, including multiple Connections to Germany. SAS partners powered plane could be used for lifting.

experts estimate that the strike has cost the group a day to around 100 million Swedish crowns (approximately 9.4 million euros). The SAS share had temporarily lost significantly in value.

the end of the strike at SAS
Udo Schmidt, NDR,
03.05.2019 08:22 PM

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