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Salaried Employees’ Union strike continues – air traffic also cancelled on Monday, May 28

May 27, 2007 13:59

Negotiations between the Swedish Salaried Employees’ Union/Scandinavian Cabin Crew Association and SAS/Swedish Air Transport Industry Employers’ Association have not yet led to an agreement. Accordingly, Scandinavian Airlines Sverige has been forced to also cancel its flights on Monday.

“The Salaried Employees’ Union strike is about who is to manage Scandinavian Airlines’ Sverige’s operations,” says Anders Ehrling, President of Scandinavian Airlines Sverige. “The Salaried Employees’ Union has transferred responsibility for negotiations to the local cabin crew branch, which is unable to prioritize among its 38 demands. This is a unique situation in the Swedish labor market and completely unacceptable. The Union’s leadership must take its responsibility without delay to bring these discussions to a conclusion. This is now a matter of many more people’s jobs than those of cabin employees.”

Extent of strike by the Salaried Employees’ Union
SAS Scandinavian Airlines comprises four companies; Scandinavian Airlines Sverige, Scandinavian Airlines Danmark, Scandinavian Airlines Norge and Scandinavian Airlines International. The strike among Scandinavian Airlines Sverige’s cabin employees only affects Scandinavian Airlines Sverige’s flights. The strike does not affect flights operated by the other airlines.

All of Scandinavian Airlines Sverige’s flights remain cancelled due to the strike by the Swedish Salaried Employees’ Union, except for the flights below:
· Stockholm – London City Airport

All of Scandinavian Airlines International’s direct flights to and from the US and Asia are operating as scheduled.

All flights operated by Scandinavian Airlines Danmark and Scandinavian Airlines Norge continue to be flown as scheduled, including to/from Sweden.
· Scandinavian Airlines Danmark’s flights between Copenhagen and Stockholm are identified by flight numbers beginning with 400
· Scandinavian Airlines Norge’s flights between Oslo and Stockholm are identified by flight numbers beginning with 800
· Scandinavian Airlines Danmark is operating all flights between Gothenburg and Copenhagen
· Scandinavian Airlines Danmark is operating all flights between Jönköping and Copenhagen
· Scandinavian Airlines Danmark is operating flights SK1631/SK1632 between Gothenburg and Frankfurt

Continuously updated information, and the rules for rebooking and refunds are available at http://www.sas.se.
For further information please contact:
Press Service, Scandinavian Airlines Sverige, tel: +46-8-797 33 30
Brief facts about Scandinavian Airlines Sverige, a subsidiary within the SAS Group:
Passengers per year: About 6 million
Aircraft: 42
Employees: 2,500
Take-offs/landings: 300 per day
Destinations: 44, from and within Sweden.

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