SAS Set To Resume Talks With Pilots As Strike Drags On

The stakes are high, and tensions are mounting as SAS and its pilots prepare to resume negotiations after a week-long strike. With thousands of flights cancelled and hundreds of thousands of travelers affected, the pressure is on for both sides to find a resolution. Will they be able to come to an agreement, or will the impasse continue? Let’s take a closer look at what’s at stake in this ongoing battle between SAS and its pilots.

SAS is in talks with pilots to resume flights

Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) is in talks with pilots to resume flights, after negotiations stalled on Sunday. Negotiations were restarted on Monday afternoon, but the two sides are still far apart in terms of their demands, reports Aftonbladet. The airline had initially demanded a wage increase of 12 percent, but later revised the demand to 8 percent. SAS also wants pilots to work a 37-hour week and for parental leave to be extended from six to twelve months. Pilots who have already taken parental leave will have their leave counted towards the new twelve-month period. According to SAS, it is important that both sides come to an agreement as soon as possible in order for passengers not to be affected by the strike.

The pilots are striking for more pay and better benefits

Pilots in the Scandinavian Airlines Group (SAS) are striking for more pay and better benefits. SAS is one of the few large European airlines that does not offer a salary sacrifice program, which means that pilots make significantly less money than their counterparts at other airlines. Some pilots have called for a strike if their demands are not met, but SAS has said it will continue to negotiate with the pilots.

The airline experienced its worst ever financial results in 2016, and has been struggling to compete against cheaper rivals. Pilots argue that they deserve a pay increase to reflect the increased cost of living and shorter working hours. They also want improved pension benefits and secure job security.

Pilots at SAS began talks with management on February 6th, but there has been no progress made since then. If negotiations do not resume soon, pilots may decide to go on strike.

Pilots say SAS is unwilling to negotiate

Pilots for Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) say the airline is unwilling to negotiate and is instead forcing them to go on strike. The pilots have been without a contract since September 2014 and negotiations have failed to produce an agreement.

The pilots are seeking wage increases, better working conditions, and a reduction in their work hours. SAS has offered only small raises so far and says it will not make any more concessions until the union agrees to end the strike.

The strike has already caused major disruptions for passengers and has cost the airline millions of dollars. The company has warned that it may have to file for bankruptcy if the strike continues much longer.

Pilots say that SAS is not willing to offer them a fair deal and is instead trying to force them into arbitration. They say that they will continue striking until their demands are met.


The grounded SAS airline seems to be making some progress in talks with its pilots as the strike drags on. Talks are set to resume tomorrow, but it’s not clear yet if they will result in a resolution. In the meantime, passengers are advised to check with their respective airlines for updated information on when their flights will depart and arrive.

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