The SAS strike has been called off after the parties reached agreement on Thursday afternoon following 36 hours of intensive negotiations in Oslo, announced SAS CEO Rickard Gustafson at a press conference late last night.
The conflict has concerned pilots’ demands for better working conditions with longer notice for schedules and guarantees that their jobs will not be handed to low-waged employees, as well as a 13 per cent wage rise. SAS was prepared to go with 2.3 per cent and the pilots received 3.5 per cent. Rickard Gustafson said the pilots have been given a guarantee that their jobs will not be contracted out to low-salary companies and will be given better conditions for planning their rotas.
The CEO also said the new agreement gives the company the potential to plan in the long term and to plan for fossil free travel. He also said it could take a day before operations are back to normal.
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