SAS hit by new strike

Baggage handlers feel “excessive physical strain”
Negotiations are taking place today to stop more sudden strikes from hitting SAS, like the unofficial walkout over the weekend that led to travel delays for thousands of SAS passengers flying to and from Copenhagen. It took place because SAS Ground Handling baggage handlers were feeling “an excessive increasing physical strain”.
They left their jobs at 19:00 on Friday and refused to start work again until the following morning. This meant the cancellations and delays of many SAS aircraft.
“The unofficial walkout obviously had an extremely large impact on our traffic. We have had to take care of thousands of customers at the airport and could not get hotels for all of them,” SAS press spokeswoman Trine Kromann-Mikkelsen told Ekstra Bladet.
A union for the SAS porters said the reason for the strike was “an excessive increasing physical strain, especially on the night shift.” It added: “The growing burden [means] that our colleagues’ bodies are starting to react negatively with pain in the musculoskeletal system and this is becoming more pronounced.”
However, the union stresses that it prefers negotiation to unofficial walkouts.


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