Possible FA strike in Norway

Old Nov 28, 2022, 2:21 am
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Possible FA strike in Norway

Just read an article that the Norwegian FAs can go on strike soon. According to the article, they have a meeting today and then they will go to arbitration if there is no agreement. If arbitration doesn't work, then there will be a major strike.

Can anyone guess when a possible strike may occur? I have overlapping award tickets to Tenerife with departures Dec. 4 and 11. Haven't decided which I'll use. I don't mind being stranded there for a few days because of a strike, but I don't want to book non refundable accommodation there and lose it because I can't fly there.

Article, in Norwegian:
https://frifagbevegelse.no/nyheter/p...049.596c77e69a
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Old Nov 28, 2022, 4:40 am
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Originally Posted by Amexpat
Just read an article that the Norwegian FAs can go on strike soon. According to the article, they have a meeting today and then they will go to arbitration if there is no agreement. If arbitration doesn't work, then there will be a major strike.

Can anyone guess when a possible strike may occur? I have overlapping award tickets to Tenerife with departures Dec. 4 and 11. Haven't decided which I'll use. I don't mind being stranded there for a few days because of a strike, but I don't want to book non refundable accommodation there and lose it because I can't fly there.

Article, in Norwegian:
https://frifagbevegelse.no/nyheter/p...049.596c77e69a
Last attempt on negotiations apparently starts today. There is no indication of how long they can run. But if they fail it will head into arbitration before there can be a strike. There are no direct rules for how long the arbitration can run. My best guess would be we are at least a couple of weeks away before there will be a strike.
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Old Nov 28, 2022, 7:16 am
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Brilliant, another genius attempt by the unions to kill off their source of income
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Old Nov 29, 2022, 3:06 am
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Unbelievable we still permit unions in 2022, especially in a rich and developed country like Norway. Disgusting!
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Old Nov 29, 2022, 6:29 am
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Originally Posted by FlyingMoose
Unbelievable we still permit unions in 2022, especially in a rich and developed country like Norway. Disgusting!
Freedom of association for employees + democracy in action ≠ disgusting.

If the public in a developed country like Norway wants to ban unions, then eventually it can be done.
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Old Nov 30, 2022, 1:52 am
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That was a brief threat of strike. An agreement has been reached....

https://www.sasgroup.net/newsroom/pr...ngene-i-norge/
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Old Nov 30, 2022, 2:32 am
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Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer
That was a brief threat of strike. An agreement has been reached....

https://www.sasgroup.net/newsroom/pr...ngene-i-norge/
This agreement goes to March, 2024. SAS had pushed real hard to make a long term deal with the pilots. I wonder why it was not important with the FAs.

Next up will be the agreement for the Danish and Swedish FAs in March 2023. Dealing with unions in 3 countries makes for never ending strike threats. Good news is that SAS will be strike free during the winter holidays.
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Old Nov 30, 2022, 3:28 am
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This agreement goes to March, 2024. SAS had pushed real hard to make a long term deal with the pilots. I wonder why it was not important with the FAs.
FA compensation already very low and hard for SAS to make big gains there. I actually think SAS will have a challenge in filling the FA positions, because it is low income with unpredictable schedules. Theyll probably backfill with Link and Connect.
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