September 6, 2017 / 7:40 PM / 7 months ago

Strike action at SAS seen minimal if Norway wage talks fail -mediator

Oslo, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Only two pilots at Scandinavian airline SAS will go out on strike on Sept. 11 if wage talks due to take place this weekend in Norway break down, a state-appointed mediator said on Wednesday.

However, almost 600 pilots in Norway are affected by the wage negotiations, and under Norwegian law unions can escalate strike action at a few days’ notice.

The unions of pilots at SAS’s Norway operations have threatened to organise a strike on Sept. 11 if their wage demands are not met.

Danish SAS pilots have also threatened to go on strike, trade publication reported on Aug. 28.

Reporting by Terje Solsvik; Editing by Susan Fenton

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