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Airport strike threat on the horizon. Passengers face a February with industrial action should forthcoming mediation talks fail. The dispute over pay and working conditions is between union Junit and employers’ organisation NHO Luftfart (Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise, aerospace arm). It concerns those who work for Widerøe Ground Handling, a subsidiary of regional airline Widerøe.

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Airport strike threat on the horizon

Published on Wednesday, 25th January, 2017 at 10:43 under the news in brief category, by Sarah Bostock.

Passengers face a February with industrial action should forthcoming mediation talks fail.

Oslo Gardermoen check-in hall
Oslo Gardermoen check-in hall
Photo: Kjetil Ree/Creative Commons Licence


The dispute over pay and working conditions is between union Junit and employers’ organisation NHO Luftfart (Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise, aerospace arm).

It concerns those who work for Widerøe Ground Handling, a subsidiary of regional airline Widerøe.

1,700 people at 33 airports in Norway work for Widerøe Ground Handling. The company’s annual turnover is around NOK 1 billion.

Around 500 check-in and embarkation personnel are members of Junit. Most of them are employees in Widerøe's subsidiary company.

Others work for Aviator, which handles ground services for low-cost airline Norwegian, and for SAS Ground Handling at Oslo Gardermoen Airport.

NHO and Junit representatives are due to meet at Norway’s State Mediator on 4th February.

No agreement will mean that a walkout is likely on 5th February.

Junit chief negotiator Bente Ørberg warns that at least one airport in each part of Norway will be affected if the strike becomes a reality.

“[This would be] in Bergen, Trondheim, at one airport in the north, and one in eastern Norway,” she told business daily Dagens Næringsliv, Tuesday.



Published on Wednesday, 25th January, 2017 at 10:43 under the news in brief category, by Sarah Bostock.

This post has the following tags: strike, sas, norwegian, widere, airports, travel, check-in, baggage, paywall.





  
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