Swedish unions join Danes’ Ryanair strike threat

Ryanair threatens to pull out of Scandinavia’s biggest airport
Swedish unions say they will join Danish airline workers in a strike against Ryanair, which could see the low-cost carrier pull out of Scandinavia’s biggest airport.
The announcement by Sweden’s unions Seko and ST comes shortly after Denmark’s Flight Personnel Union and Services Union revealed they would strike against Ryanair from July 18.
“It feels natural to be there for the Danish unions in an important conflict,” Valle Karlsson, Seko’s negotiations secretary, said in a statement.
This is just the latest development in a long-running conflict over Danish unions’ demand for collective agreements, which the Irish airline refuses to negotiate over.
“It is unreasonable that employees should be forced to work for companies that lack collective agreements what with all it implies in terms of less job security and in the long term worse pensions,” Karlsson said.
The strike would hit any Ryanair flights being redirected to Swedish airports from Copenhagen, Billund and Aarhus due to the conflict. Ryanair says it will pull out of CPH if a strike goes ahead.
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