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SAS/SGS exonerated in lawsuit

March 18, 2005 16:46

Borgarting Court of Appeal has confirmed the ruling by Asker and Bærum District Court exonerating SAS.
The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions and the Norwegian Confederation of Vocational Unions had brought a lawsuit against SAS/SAS Ground Services (SGS) on behalf of former Braathens employees following the takeover of Braathens’ ground handling operations by SAS/SGS in autumn 2002.
The Court of Appeal finds that there were no unfair redundancies and that the takeover is not to be deemed a transfer of ownership of a business. In so doing the Court of Appeal supports SAS’s own assessment and actions.
SAS/SGS are pleased that the legal and business assessments made now have court backing.
Ground handling is an extremely competitive business and consequently it is important that the assumptions on which SGS’s competitiveness was based have today been accepted by the courts.

For further information please contact:
Ola H. Strand, President, SAS Ground Services Norway AS
phone: +47 9571 8042 or email: ola-henrik.strand@sas.no

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