Denmark -Strike of SAS luggage handlers and cabin personnel -March 01, 2015

The conflicts are a result of SAS's decision last year to lay off 900 baggage handlers in order to force new negotiations on a local level. SAS plans to move around 140 cabin personnel to the Cimber brand, which would also entail putting the employees under a cheaper bargaining agreement.

In a third strike in eight months, SAS baggage workers walked off the job at Copenhagen Airport. The conflicts are a result of SAS's decision last year to lay off 900 baggage handlers in order to force new negotiations on a local level. Cabin crew workers also started their protest over the airline’s plan to move employees to a more cost-effective collective bargaining agreement after its takeover of Cimber airlines. SAS plans to move around 140 cabin personnel to the Cimber brand, which would also entail putting the employees under a cheaper bargaining agreement.

English: http://www.thelocal.dk/20150224/sas-strike-delays-flights-out-of-copenhagen

http://www.thelocal.dk/20150227/new-sas-strike-cancels-copenhagen-flights


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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