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The mediator: Both sides need to consider their positions

Around 100,000 passengers have had to change their flygplaner when over 900 SAS flights have been cancelled since Friday. On Saturday, SAS announced that an additional 587 flight is cancelled for Sunday because of the strike, which affects 63.360 passengers.

After that, the SAS-pilots declined to medlarnas bid in Friday, no new negotiations had occurred. One of the three mediators designated in the conflict, Jan Sjölin from the national mediation office, think it will take before the talks can resume.

– the Parties usually have fully up to manage the conflict internally in such situations and it may take time, the tray keeps on with the communication activities to their members, and so on.

at its disposal, but on Saturday night, there had not been any further negotiations between the employer, the SAS and the pilots.

– Now go time. The parties are so very far from each other. Both sides need to consider their positions. Otherwise there can be no agreement, " says Jan Sjölin.

says that they probably will contact the parties shortly to see if there are opportunities for new negotiations, but that it is unclear when it will be.

– In all such situations, it is usually the mediators contact the parties within a few days to see if it is a viable possibility. We have not done yet and I have no opinions about when we will do it.

now there has happened something that could break the strike.

" We have not had contact with the SAS during the day. SAS has not been heard from. We hope that the company contact him directly to us. It would be a signal that they want to have a serious negotiation, " says Rawaz Nermany, president of the Swedish Pilotförening.

"It signals that we would budge us from our demands," says Rawaz Nermany.

Freja Annamatz says that there is no time or plan set for further hearing.

" What we want is to return to negotiations as soon as possible. The strike broke the out the night of Friday, therefore, that the pilots turned down the proposal as we said yes to. We want to continue to negotiate to bring an end to the strike.

" We have no further comment than that we want to return to the negotiating table.

to be continued locked. According to the mediator Gunilla Runnqvist , the parties may not negotiate directly with each other during the ongoing strike, but it must be done through mediation, where thus, the mediators are likely to hear the parties within the nearest time.

– You can't negotiate directly with each other during the conflict. Wants to the pilots to negotiate directly with their employer, they must stop a strike. It goes without saying. It's the same as if in a state of war. Then you are the enemies and you want to talk again get to make a break. But so long as the hearing is done through mediation can the strike continue, " says Gunilla Runnqvist.

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