Sweden -Bargaining tradition broken during SAS negotiations -November 22, 2012

SAS threatened to declare the company bankrupt unless its staff in Sweden, Denmark and Norway signed new working conditions, including pay cuts of up to 15%. The LO-trade unions see this as a clear shift away from the usually consensual ‘Nordic Model’ that stands for good relations between management and labour. The company says that the move was necessary to save the company. Workers representatives were informed in detail about the situation and about the conditions from the side of the banks for a new credit facility. 

English: http://www.dw.de/sas-receives-approval-from-unions-on-massive-cuts/a-16388583

Focus on the Nordic Model: http://www.scandinavianlaw.se/pdf/43-4.pdf


For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.

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