SAS strike ends with salary deal

But not before 1,000 passengers were hit by the walkout
The two-day strike at SAS has ended, after unions and airline executives agreed on wages and working conditions for outsourced crew members. But not before 1,000 passengers were hit by the walkout.
Flights between Stockholm and both Kalmar and Visby were cancelled on Monday and Tuesday as were services to Åbo and Vasa in Finland. But agreement on raised wages and better access to flexible shifts was finally reached on Tuesday afternoon.
The argument had been focused on around 30 cabin crew who work on SAS flights operated by UK-based budget carrier Flybe. They are employed by the recruitment firm Global Employer Agency.
“We are delighted to finally be able to sign a collective agreement for cabin staff at GEC,” said Elisabeth Holming-Schiller, chief executive of Svenska Flygbranschen, which represented the airline in the negotiations. “This has been our desire since negotiations began last autumn.”
SAS continues to struggle to cut costs in the face of growing competition from low-cost airlines such as Ryanair and Norwegian.
TT / The Local


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