SAS flying again after strike called off
Justin Cremer · 26 Jun 2014, 22:24
Published: 26 Jun 2014 22:24 GMT+02:00
- BREAKING: SAS strike causes chaos at Copenhagen Airport (26 Jun 14)
- SAS to cut 300 jobs after posting huge loss (18 Jun 14)
A strike by SAS Ground Handling at the Copenhagen Airport has now been called off.
TV2 News reports that the striking workers have returned to the job after a nearly three hour strike that caused at least two cancellations, delayed at least a dozen other flights and left passengers fuming.
A SAS spokesperson said that the striking workers would meet with management officials on Friday to continue negotiations over working hours and salary. According to Ritzau, the strike was a result of SAS leadership laying off 900 baggage handlers in order to force new negotiations on a local level.
SAS spokesperson said that move was a result of the airline's recently-posted quarterly results in which "earnings did not look too good".
"We have carried out some efficiency improvements at SAS including, among other things, a rescheduling of working hours," SAS's head of communications, Trine Kromann-Mikkelsen told Ritzau.