Norway -Deals herald end of two-month period of industrial dispute -May 27, 2013

Air traffic in the north of the country came to a standstill as ground crew of the domestic airline Widerøe went on strike in March 2013. The strike spread out, effectively suspending air traffic at the northern airports of Brønnøysund, Svolvær, Vardø, Vadsø, Mehamn and Honningsvåg. While several issues between trade union LFF and the firm providing ground services to Widerøe remain unresolved, the workers went back to work. The cabin crew’s strike at the Widerøe airline also ended, after the staff and management reached an agreement. The flight attendants were striking for the right to determine their own pension programs. Their trade union Parat believes the flight attendants, the vast majority of whom are women, should have the same pension rights as pilots. According to Parat the crew won their case and will now have the opportunity to influence the future of their own pension plans.



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