SAS Airlines pilots end their strike

The trade union of pilots and Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) reached an agreement, as the strike lasted almost seven days, the CEO of this airline Ricard Gustafson said during a press conference, Trend reports with reference to RIA Novosti

Mr. Gustafson said after talks with trade union representatives that lasted more than 30 hours, “I am relieved to inform our clients and our colleagues that we can now leave the conflict behind us.”

The parties agreed to conclude a new contract for a three-year period and to increase the pilots’ wages by 3.5%.

Because of the strike, the airline had to cancel about 4,000 flights. According to experts, SAS losses could reach up to EUR 10 million daily. The pilots’ demands to raise wages by 13% caused this strike. In turn, employer representatives called this increase unreasonably high and offered an increase in pay by no more than 2.3%.

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