Striking SAS cabin crews defy court order

Workers say they feel that they have been cheated and remain off the job

The labour court decided against them, and SAS has sent out regular announcements all weekend saying that striking cabin crew workers will be reporting to work any moment. 

The only ones that have not seemed to get the message that they are back at work are the striking crew members themselves.

“They have a lack of confidence, even for their own union,” cabin crew spokesperson Jakob Esposito told TV News. “They feel pushed to the breaking point.”

Not ready to fly
Esposito bored that many crew members that have been in on the intense negotiations in Copenhagen this weekend could not return to the job even if they wanted to.

“They have been awake for 24 hours and are not ready to fly,” he said.

The work stoppage came after a meeting where SAS informed employees of its plan to transfer some cabin crews to its subsidiary Cimber.

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Moving the cabin crews to Cimber  – which pays a lower wage – is part of cost-cutting measures being implemented by SAS. Flight attendants said that they have been trying in vain to find out the terms of the Cimber deal.