Norwegian cabin crew strike called off

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Strike action by Norwegian cabin crew in the carrier’s home country and Denmark has been called off at the last minute after it became apparent the Danish labour meditator would need to become involved in the dispute.

The Parat union had planned to begin industrial action on 30 April to protest the airline’s decision to split cabin crew in Norway and Denmark into two separate companies and agree separate pay and conditions with them.

After talks with the airline broke down in March, Parat informed management and the Norwegian labour mediator of the strike plans, but omitted to include the Danish meditator, which must also be involved as the dispute extends to workers based in Denmark.

Parat leader Hans-Erik Skjaeggerud tells Flightglobal he does not know when strike action will now take place, but points out that the union retains the power to serve the airline with four days’ notice of strike action.