Hundreds of flights into and out of Sweden have been cancelled because of a strike by cabin staff of the country’s national airline. The walk out of SAS employees is likely to affect more than twenty thousand passengers.
Staff are demanding improved working conditions. “We are too stressed,” said one SAS air hostess. “We suffer from high blood pressure, and we just feel burned out.”
Talks between unions and management broke down overnight. SAS Sweden threatened a lock-out if workers went on strike. It stands to lose two million euros a day. SAS operations in Denmark and Norway are not affected. SAS Sweden’s long-haul flights are also still operating.
It’s not yet known if the strike will continue tomorrow.