Norwegian cabin crew to strike

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Cabin crew at Norwegian plan to go on strike on 30 April in a dispute over the airline’s decision to create two divisions and scrap collective labour agreements.

The Parat union is demanding the airline sign a deal with 1,300 cabin crew members rather than negotiating separately with those based in Denmark and Norway.

The dispute follows Norwegian’s decision to establish two new companies – Cabin Services Norway and Cabin Services Denmark – in March. Parat says the airline subsequently refused to bargain collectively over pensions and working hours.

Parat chief Hans-Erik Skjaeggerud tells Flightglobal that the duration of the strike action has yet to be decided, and says no talks with Norwegian or Norway’s national labour mediator have been agreed.