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SAS Not To HKG, SFO And Others Due To Unions

Wed Sep 11, 2002 4:33 pm

Norwegian press sources report that SAS management has decided not to introduce new routes to Hong Kong, San Francisco and other destinations as it has been impossible to reach an agreement with various employee unions on the compagny´s future structure. As a result SAS management has been forced to cancel all plans for further route expansion and are now looking at further cut back in the workforce instead. It is reported that SAS will begin to lay off cockpit and cabin crew as well as administrative personnel in the coming weeks. Sad to see SAS being forced by unions to cut back instead of going ahead with the planned expansions.

Source: Travel Magazine Take Off
 
Sabena 690
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RE: SAS Not To HKG, SFO And Others Due To Unions

Wed Sep 11, 2002 4:34 pm

Is this a joke??

Since when can a union force an airline to make such drastic decisions?

Regards,
Frederic
 
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RE: SAS Not To HKG, SFO And Others Due To Unions

Wed Sep 11, 2002 4:41 pm

Scare tactic.

-Sean
 
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RE: SAS Not To HKG, SFO And Others Due To Unions

Wed Sep 11, 2002 4:42 pm

Don´t underestimate the unions within SAS. This is far from the first time that they force the compagny to change plans. I guess they know what they are doing though I find it very difficult to understand!
 
cfm-56
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RE: SAS Not To HKG, SFO And Others Due To Unions

Wed Sep 11, 2002 10:38 pm

It is sad to see what they can do! I think it's the same with Finnair and the employee unions here in Finland,they can really do things..bad things..

 
Jaws707
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RE: SAS Not To HKG, SFO And Others Due To Unions

Wed Sep 11, 2002 11:36 pm

Right now I am really upset. That is because I am a huge fan of SAS, and I think they are a great airline to fly with. I wish them all of the sucess in the world and it is nice to see them expand, but when the unions have problems then that is just aggrevating. I mean with the new routes SAS would probobly hire some new employees, so why then are the unions having issues? I mean unions have already basically destroyed UAL, and UsAirways so I can only hope that SAS's problems arent quite that big.
 
sk945
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RE: SAS Not To HKG, SFO And Others Due To Unions

Thu Sep 12, 2002 12:42 am

The main reason that SAS have some problems with the unions are that they have 9 or 10 different unions to make agrements with. 3-4 in each country.
I could also be away for the CEO to tell the unions, either you agree or we cut back even more staff.
 
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RE: SAS Not To HKG, SFO And Others Due To Unions

Fri Sep 13, 2002 9:42 pm

the power of the union is too large............and the union did something wrong....................  Sad
 
godbless
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RE: SAS Not To HKG, SFO And Others Due To Unions

Fri Sep 13, 2002 10:20 pm

This shows again a fact why I hate Unions! United Airlines is a good example for that.
Also here in Germany the Unions are really strong and they have reached the strenght where they really mess up our industry by demanding wages (remember the Lufthansa pilots wanting 30% more money and then get stubburn when LH said that that is more they can pay - and look now, 30% more and LH would have sent many of them home after 9/11).

I just hope that it will work out good for SAS and that they will be able to expand as planned.

Max

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