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SAS strike in Sweden settled

A strike by eight hundred SAS cabin crew has ended. The dispute had grounded the airline5;s flights from Sweden to European destinations for five days but did not stop traffic to Asia and the US.

It was settled after an agreement was finally reached on working conditions, including rest breaks and meal breaks. In addition the flight attendants are to get a 10.3% pay rise spread over the next three years.

SAS estimates the total cost of the strike at about 11 million euros as it had to cancel around 300 flights a day affecting almost 100,000 passengers.

Last month, SAS was hit by a three-day strike by its workers in Denmark. SAS is half owned by the governments of Sweden, Norway and Denmark and the rest by private investors.

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