Friday, 26 April 2019

Scandinavian Airlines strike affects 72,000 travelers

Photo SAS
It has been a devastating start to strike action by pilots for Scandinavian Airlines System on Friday. The airline has been forced to cancel 673 flights, far more than management had been planning for.

The airline had been in protected negotiations with the SAS Pilot Group, over collective bargaining agreements, pay, working hours and recognition.  However, last-minute talks ended without agreement early on Friday, leave no option other than for the pilots to commence strike action.

The SAS Pilot Group represents nearly 95% of the airline's flight deck crew in Sweden, Norway and Denmark and whilst full details of the dispute have not been released, however, it centres on pay, the union wants salaries to be in line with the market rates. They also want better working hours, Wilhelm Tersmeden, chairman of the Swedish pilots association, said SAS employees are facing "deteriorated working conditions, unpredictability in planning work hours and insecurity for their own job."

The airline's negotiators in returned have labelled the requests "unreasonable and extreme." with a spokesperson saying the pilots’ requests "would have very negative consequences for the company."

The airline had made some precautionary cancellations late on Thursday night, however, the management were not expecting quite so much disruption from the flight deck crews, leading to 673 flights cancelled, 72,000 passengers.  The unions say they are ready for a long extended period of strike action, how long the airline can cope with estimated loses of £7.8million each day is unknown. 






Recommended for you...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I’ve been browsing online more than 4 hours today, yet I
never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth
enough for me. In my view, if all site owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will be much more useful than ever before.
I seriously love your site.. Great colors & theme. Did you create this site yourself?
Please reply back as I'm attempting to create my own personal website
and would love to find out where you got this
from or exactly what the theme is called.
Thanks! You've made some good points there. I checked on the internet to learn more about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views
on this website. http://foxnews.net/

Anonymous said...

It’s appropriate time to make a few plans for the long run and it is time to be happy.
I have read this submit and if I may I want to recommend you few fascinating issues or
tips. Perhaps you could write subsequent articles
referring to this article. I wish to learn more things approximately it!

I’ve been browsing on-line more than 3 hours today, but I by no means found any
interesting article like yours. It is lovely price sufficient for me.
In my opinion, if all site owners and bloggers made good content
as you probably did, the net will be a lot more helpful than ever before.
Ahaa, its good dialogue about this article at this place at
this webpage, I have read all that, so at this time me also commenting here.
http://Foxnews.net/