SAS will force its workers to get lower pay in a bid to manage poor performace
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
The Scandinavian airliner, SAS has a new austerity package to
enforce, a strategy described by Scandinavian media sources as a
strategy to make its employees to resign, a cheaper alternative that
laying them off.
It has to do with the company asking them to accept pay cuts by
applying for the company's services agreement to a 25 percent lower
wages, writes Swedish tabloid paper, Aftonbladet and the Danish
According to the journalist Richard Björnelid, author of the book "SAS
- The art of lowering an airline," the staff at the company's marketing
department have already been told of that development.
"The plan is to take the cabin crew last, because they are considered
to have the strongest unions and management wants to put pressure on
them by showing that other departments have already been through this,
"says a source to Richard Björnelid.
According to Richard Björnelids source, it is a clear violation of the
Law on Employment in Sweden and employee groups have joined to issue
proceedings in the Labour Court.
SAS denies in both the Danish paper, Berlingske and Aftonbladet
that the decision was made for a savings package, but confirms that it
has for some time been working on a new savings plan that will replace
the current one.
SAS supposed to be a high quality Scandinavian flyer but for some years
now, the company has been under enormous pressure due to under
performance. Owned by the Swedish, Danish and Norwegian governments, as
major shareholders, the company has been bailed out twice from total
collapse and its market share has been eaten up by the likes of
Norwegian and even Ryanair.
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