SAS (2). Gustafsson: "Willing to find an agreement with the unions"
The CEO of the carrier asks for an end to the strike
The prolongation of the strike by the pilots of SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) is creating many difficulties for passengers due to the many cancellations, but it is generating a potential financial danger also for the carrier, and the CEO Rickard Gustafsson has asked the unions which concessions can do the company to stop the protest. This is because the abstention from work has obliged not to operate 70% of the planned flights, hitting 280,000 passengers who will have to be reimbursed, causing a considerable financial outlay to the company owned by the governments of Sweden and Denmark.
At the moment there are no new meetings between Sas and the Swedish, Danish and Norwegian unions, but Gustafsson pointed out in an interview how "this situation is financially damaging the company and also eroding the trust of customers". The goal of the company's management is to conclude the issue with the pilots and "to survive financially by finding constructive solutions with our employees", concluded the CEO. The strike, however, continues and the unions do not hint at announcing a truce in the coming days.
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