Sweden - Strike chaos averted after pilots sign agreement - March 31, 2016

An industrial dispute with pilots centred on staff employed by an international recruitment firm which hires pilots for SAS, Scandinavia's largest airline. Global Employer Company (GEC) takes on workers for the British low-cost carrier Flybe, which in turns makes them available for SAS flights. The pilots' union, Svensk Pilotförening (SPF), announced that it had reached an agreement with the international recruitment firm. The deal struck includes an agreement on pensions and increased flexibility regarding scheduling and holidays. SPF stated that it's very important for its members' long-term health that there is a collective agreement which secures a good working environment. The agreement over pay and conditions for cabin crew has put an end to two days of strikes affecting more than a thousand passengers flying on domestic SAS routes as well as some services to Finland.

English: http://www.thelocal.se/20160226/strike-chaos-averted-after-swedish-pilots-sign-deal

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