The pilot strike at SAS continues and the airline has cancelled a further 1,213 departures today and tomorrow, affecting 110,000 passengers.
In a press release the airline writes: “We are deeply sorry that our customers are affected by the ongoing pilot strike, which is leading to delays and cancelled flights.”
1,600 pilots have been on strike since Friday and between Friday and Sunday 1,589 departures were cancelled. The strike is due to a union dispute over major differences in the understanding of what a pilot earns and by how much salaries ought to be raised.
The Swedish Confederation of Transport Enterprises’ head of negotiation Torbjörn Granevärn says the union’s actions are extreme and if the demand for a salary increase of 13 per cent was introduced it would threaten SAS’s existence
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