Most SAS pilots in Sweden, Denmark and Norway walked out on July 4 after talks over circumstances associated to the provider’s rescue plan collapsed. The events returned to the negotiating desk within the Swedish capital final Wednesday.
“We at the moment are going residence after 37 hours to get some sleep,” Henrik Thyregod, head of the Danish pilots’ union, mentioned as he left the Stockholm venue the place negotiations are held, NRK reported.
Norwegian pilot union consultant Roger Klokset had mentioned earlier on Sunday that the events could have come nearer to a deal in a single day.
“Possibly. However I do not know whether or not there will probably be an settlement but,” he mentioned.
SAS, the primary house owners of that are Sweden and Denmark, had been struggling to compete with low-cost competitors for years earlier than the pandemic slammed the trade. It wants to draw new buyers and safe bridge financing, saying that it should first slash prices to attain these aims.
Pilots employed within the 75-year-old provider’s SAS Scandinavia subsidiary final week mentioned they might conform to restricted wage cuts and fewer favorable phrases, however SAS mentioned the concessions provided weren’t sufficient for it to hold out a rescue plan introduced in February.
Unions additionally demand that pilots axed throughout the pandemic are rehired at SAS Scandinavia quite than having to compete with exterior candidates for jobs on much less enticing phrases at not too long ago created SAS Hyperlink and Eire-based SAS Join.
On Saturday a mediator mentioned the events had made progress, however important points had but to be resolved.
The airline mentioned on Thursday that the strike had prompted 2,550 flight cancellations, affecting 270,000 passengers and costing it between $94 million and $123 million. The Swedish authorities has mentioned it’ll present no more money.
For Sunday, 164 SAS flights, or 62% of these scheduled, had been canceled, in keeping with flight-tracking platform FlightAware. Pilots at SAS Hyperlink and SAS Join aren’t on strike.
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