Global Pilots in Solidarity with SAS Pilots on Strike

April 27, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Issued from the 74th Conference of the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations in Berlin, Germany:
All SAS pilots in Scandinavia are on strike as of today, 26 April 2019.
The mediation process between the SAS pilots and Management in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark came to an end without an agreement after months of negotiations. 1,409 SAS pilots are now on strike.

The strike could have been avoided if SAS management had shown more willingness to engage in good faith negotiations. It is unfortunate that just before the start of the negotiations, SAS Management suddenly chose to end all existing agreements with the pilots on cooperation, production, career development, and seniority systems.

IFALPA believes that neither SAS pilots, nor any other pilot group, should accept deteriorating working conditions, unpredictable hours, and a lack of job security. IFALPA urges SAS Management to consider the gravity of the situation and reconsider their stance, not only for the sake of their workers but for that of the travelling public.
The Federation pledges its full support to all SAS pilots on strike in Norway, Denmark, and Sweden, and extends the hope that this unfortunate matter will draw to a swift and mutually satisfactory conclusion.

For further information, please contact:
Emily Bitting, IFALPA Senior Communications Specialist
+1 514 419 1191 ext. 228
[email protected]

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Note to Editors: The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations represents more than 100,000 pilots in nearly 100 countries around the globe. The mission of IFALPA is to promote the highest level of aviation safety worldwide and to be the global advocate of the piloting profession; providing representation, services and support to both our members and the aviation industry.