Norwegian cabin crew could strike on Monday
The risk of 1,230 Norwegian Airlines’ cabin crew going on strike next week has grown after talks between the company and Norway’s Parat Union ground to a halt after midnight on Wednesday night without an agreement.
Parat leader Hans-Erik Skjæggerud told NTB newswire on Thursday morning that the crew could strike as early as Monday if significant progress is not made in the talks.
He said that he was waiting for the 229 crew based in Denmark to agree on a date for the strike, before confirming.
“We represent 1,230 cabin crew. If there is a strike, we will all stop work together. Such a strike would be of great significance,” he said.
As well as pensions, the union is fighting for collective bargaining rights after the company moved its Norwegian and Danish cabin crew members into separate subsidiaries, which it says reduced its bargaining power.
In March, Norwegian transferred its cabin crew to Cabin Services Norway (CSN) and Cabin Services Denmark (CSD), two companies which the company set up last year,