Norway - Strike shock at SAS - September 30, 2017

Trade unions representing pilots for Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) had announced a ‘strike shock’. However, soon after an agreement could be reached. Union officials had blamed SAS for a deadlock in the bargaining negotiations, claiming they had dropped many of their initial demands and that they merely were fighting to uphold a ‘defensible’ level of security. The pilots have been calling for pay hikes and more weekends off that SAS management claims will raise costs by 25 percent. In a joint statement the trade unions said that the agreement was good enough to recommend it to the members. The agreement ensures full-time contracts be given to pilots, leave can be taken during school holidays, and a six percent pay increase over three years.

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