Strike cancels SAS flights today

Airline says it hopes services will resume by 15:00
SAS has been forced to cancel domestic flights in Sweden and services to Finland, as unions demand new salary and employment agreements.
The strike began at 07:00 this morning and the airline says it hopes services will resume by 15:00. An impact on other routes is not expected, for now, although some sources are reporting that pilots will continue to strike every Monday, Thursday and Sunday until the issue is resolved.
Flights between Sweden and Finland as well as between Stockholm and Kalmar, Visby, Åbo and Vasa have been cancelled, affecting around 340 travellers.
“We hope the parties that are negotiating do their job and agree on a collective agreement,” SAS press officer Cathrine Sandgren said. “We are now focusing on taking care of our customers and making bookings for them so they can arrive at their destinations.”
The argument is focused on around 30 cabin crew who work on SAS flights that are operated by the UK-based budget carrier Flybe. They are employed by recruitment firm Global Employer Agency.
The Swedish pilots’ union SPF and the union Unionen have been trying to get a deal for them since the autumn. SAS has threatened to shut down a “large number of regional routes” in Scandinavia if unions do not accept its terms.
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