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Norwegian fires and flies. Low-priced carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle dismiss cabin crew employed in Sweden, close their subsidiary, rent their former cabin crew from a staffing company, and land a big summer charter contract all in the same week. The airline informed employees in a memo they had a choice: be transferred from subsidiary Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS) Sweden to a staffing company or be made redundant, Swedish newspaper Afonbladet reported, Wednesday. 52 of 300 are affected by the NAS Sweden closure. Remaining personnel have already been transferred to Proffice, from whom they will now be hired in instead of having permanent jobs at the airline. One employee told the paper they think it “strange”.

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Norwegian fires and flies

Published on Thursday, 19th December, 2013 at 22:44 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 19th December 2013 at 23:59.

Low-priced carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle dismiss cabin crew employed in Sweden, close their subsidiary, rent their former cabin crew from a staffing company, and land a big summer charter contract all in the same week.

Sky interior, Norwegian plane
Sky interior, Norwegian plane
Photo: Norwegian


The airline informed employees in a memo they had a choice: be transferred from subsidiary Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS) Sweden to a staffing company or be made redundant, Swedish newspaper Afonbladet reported, Wednesday.

52 of 300 are affected by the NAS Sweden closure. Remaining personnel have already been transferred to Proffice, from whom they will now be hired in instead of having permanent jobs at the airline. One employee told the paper they think it “strange”.

The carrier, who said the Board made this decision, declared the transfer move was agreed in cooperation with staff. Unions’ opinion differs.

“We had no choice,” Unionen Stockholm’s Susanne Boronkay said. “There’s no law that would have barred the company from either closing part of its business or deciding to restructure how to fly.”

Krister Aarnio at Norwegian in Sweden remarked, “We agree the timing isn’t the best. Nevertheless, the main thing is that everyone gets to keep their jobs.”

Meanwhile, Norwegian also announced this week it has landed a major deal with four tour operators for the summer 2014 season.

The some NOK 450 million (about EUR 53.56/GBP 44.67 million) contract is with TUI Nordic (Star Tour, Fritidsresor, Finmatkat), TUI UK, Thomas Cook Northern Europe, and Nazar Nordic.

It involves flying charter passengers from UK and the Nordics to Spain, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Italy, and Cyprus on these tour operators’ behalf, announces Norwegian in a statement. Norwegian has also recently announced it plans to open a new base in Madrid.

“The contracts imply an increase in the number of charter flights of 43 per cent compared to the summer season 2013,” they wrote in a statement.




Published on Thursday, 19th December, 2013 at 22:44 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 19th December 2013 at 23:59.

This post has the following tags: norwegianairshuttle, norwayflights, ukflights, charterflights.





  
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