UPDATE: Baggage handler strike ends at CPH Airport
The SAS Ground Handling strike, which has hampered the airport since Saturday morning, has finally ended.
Labour court Arbejdsretten twice ordered the workers to return to work and SAS threatened to sack anyone who had not returned to work by midnight last night.
Thousands of passengers experienced delays as a result of the action while many others were flown to destinations without their check-in luggage.
According to SAS, it lost millions of kroner as a result of the strike – particularly as it came during the winter holidays and at the tail end of a pandemic that has crippled the aviation industry.
If you’re looking to travel abroad from CPH Airport for your winter holidays, you’d be well advised to turn up in good time and keep an eye out for possible delays.
The SAS Ground Handling strike, which has hampered the airport since Saturday morning, remains ongoing and many passengers have experienced delays over the last couple of days.
Furthermore, many have been flown to destinations without their check-in luggage.
The airport accordingly urges travellers to pack important items in their carry-on luggage.
The strike continues despite the labour court Arbejdsretten ordering workers to return to work on Monday morning at the latest.
But they haven’t and that could ultimately lead to consequences for those taking part in the strike.
“If the employees do not follow the clear demand to return to work, it will become an urgent Arbejdsretten case later on Monday and further sanctions can be levelled,” Henrik Bay, a 3F union representative, told TV2 News.
Delays expected all day
According to Bay, the employees are currently meeting to discuss the situation and CPH Airport expects delays to continue through Monday.
The baggage handlers are on strike because they feel their wages have been reduced.
They also contend that they’ve been given longer working hours and more weekend work.