Norwegian pilots: ‘Enough’s enough’ (possible Saturday strike?)

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  1. tom911
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    .http://www.newsinenglish.no/2015/02/26/norwegian-pilots-enoughs-enough/

    Interesting article with talk of a Saturday strike if things don't get resolved and a possible bankruptcy of one unit that employs their pilots, allowing Norwegian to bring in cheaper pilots in a newly formed unit. Well worth reading as we generally don't get coverage of this airline in the U.S. aside from their cheap fares.
     
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    Don't forget crew refusing to fly and operational issues with 787s.we get that coverage too.
     
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    Norwegian pilots' strike continues

    http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/101434/norwegian-pilots-strike-continues
     
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    The post by uggboy here was the first I knew a strike had started. Doesn't seem to be getting any media coverage in the U.S., even though U.S. routes are impacted.
     
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    At the moment the strike is contained to Scandinavia and mostly affects domestic routes / regional routes. US flights are not affected right now. [at least for now]
     
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    Norwegian pilots' strike ends

    An 11-day strike by Norwegian pilots has been called off.

    The industrial action is estimated to have left 200,000 passengers unable to fly due to the cancellation of the majority of the airline's local Scandinavian services.

    The pilots were calling for a collective labour deal with Norwegian's parent company, instead of its local subsidiaries, and for the same employment terms to be put in place across Norway, Sweden and Denmark. They argued that this is necessary to stop the airline from giving jobs to lower paid pilots from Asia and Spain, thereby "importing" lower salaries to Scandinavia.

    Following talks, the new collective agreement includes a contributory pension for the pilots, a reduced loss of license insurance, a more flexible work schedule as well as a minimum of 184 days off per year. However, they will receive no additional salary increase this year.

    http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/101450/norwegian-pilots-strike-ends
     
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