Baltimore Sun

SAS pilots reach deal to end strike


STOCKHOLM — Scandinavi­an Airlines pilots in Sweden, Norway and Denmark early Tuesday called off a strike that has caused major disruption for 15 days, after reaching a deal with management.

The carrier has said the strike led to the cancellati­on of around half of all SAS scheduled flights.

SAS CEO Anko van der Werff said the parties reached an agreement that guarantees both cost savings for the airline and job security for the pilots.

Some 900 pilots walked out July 4, citing inadequate pay and working conditions and expressing dissatisfa­ction with the carrier’s decision to hire new pilots for vacancies at its subsidiary airlines rather than rehire former pilots who were laid off due to the pandemic.

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