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Norway industrial action hits Widerøe airline. Thousands of domestic and international passengers face a transport headache following a negotiations breakdown between unions and employers, Wednesday. The industrial action by some 312 staff, staged over pensions, means Widerøe’s entire aircraft fleet is grounded. Although passengers are offered rebooking or refunds under certain conditions, the strike means bad news for many, however. Widerøe is the only airline serving these airports, some of them hit by walkouts.

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Norway industrial action hits Widerøe airline

Published on Wednesday, 8th May, 2013 at 07:14 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 8th May 2013 at 07:33.

Thousands of domestic and international passengers face a transport headache following a negotiations breakdown between unions and employers, Wednesday.

A Bombardier Q400a
A Bombardier Q400a
Photo: Widerøe


The industrial action by some 312 staff, staged over pensions, means Widerøe’s entire aircraft fleet is grounded.

Although passengers are offered rebooking or refunds under certain conditions, the strike means bad news for many, however. Widerøe is the only airline serving these airports, some of them hit by walkouts.

The carrier operates flights to/from Kristiansand in southern Norway to Mehamn in the north, as well as international routes Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Aberdeen, and Newcastle.

SAS flies Widerøe’s Stockholm, Manchester, and London routes.

“We have no other sanctions than to striking when the employer refuses to negotiate and just rejects our demands,” says cabin staff union leader Kari Onarheim.



Published on Wednesday, 8th May, 2013 at 07:14 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 8th May 2013 at 07:33.

This post has the following tags: norwaystrike, airlineindustrialaction, wideroenorway.





  
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