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Norwegian cabin crew could strike on Monday

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More than a thousand cabin crew could strike next week

The risk is growing that more than a thousand cabin crew at Norwegian could go on strike next week as talks between the airline and the union Parat fell apart without agreement this week. A strike could take place as early as Monday, union leader Hans-Erik Skjæggerud said.

“We represent 1,230 cabin crew,” he said. “If there is a strike, we will all stop work together. Such a strike would be of great significance”.

The union wants to maintain the current agreement for cabin crews. In March, Norwegian transferred its cabin crew to Cabin Services Norway and Cabin Services Denmark, two companies the airline established in 2013. Cabin staff fear the airline’s next move will be to sell these two companies, removing it from responsibility to make agreements with the union and hire them instead from a staffing company.

The Local

[photo courtesy Norwegian]

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