The strike at SAS "puts the future of the company at risk"


SAS said in a statement that, after the talks ended without agreement, it wants to continue with the mediation mechanisms to end the strike “as soon as possible”in view of great impact of this in holiday season. It is estimated that it will affect some 30,000 passengers a day, although it specified that flights operated by subsidiaries such as SAS Link, SAS Connect will not be impacted.

“A strike right now is devastating for SAS and puts the future of the company at risk, including the jobs of thousands of colleagues,” CEO Anko van der Werff said.

He added that the company “will do everything possible” to reach an agreement that guarantees “the long-term competitiveness and financial sustainability” of the airline. The collective agreement expired in March and negotiations for a new one, which began in November, remain bogged down by disagreements over wage increases.

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