Mediation between Norwegian Pilot Union/Parat and Norwegian Air Norway (NAN) was unsuccessful

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    Norwegian - 2015-02-28 09:41 GMT
    Norwegian regrets to inform that it was not possible to reach an agreement in the mediation between Norwegian’s subsidiary Norwegian Air Norway (NAN) and Norwegian Pilot Union (NPU). Norwegian’s goal is still to operate all flights on Saturday and Sunday as planned, as only a limited number of pilots are on strike this weekend.

    Prior to the mediation, Norwegian had proposed several essential cost reductions to ensure a sustainable company and secure jobs in the future. Unfortunately, NPU/Parat did not meet these criteria. Instead, they had demands that conflicted with the collective agreement signed in 2013. NPU’s goal has been to control the company and the company’s production, obtain a collective agreement in a company they are not employed by, and that the Norwegian collective agreement should also apply outside Norway. Norwegian could not agree with the requirement of a common seniority list for all pilots; i.e. seniority in a company they are not employed in. In practice, this would mean that Scandinavian pilots could have an unfair advantage over colleagues at other bases in Europe.

    “We would like to apologise to our passengers for the uncertainty this situation has caused. Our goal has always been to avoid a strike. Our wish has been to work out a common platform that takes into account the tough competition in the industry, secure everyone’s jobs and build a strong company for the future. We will now do everything we can to ensure that all our passengers are taken care of in the best possible way,” says Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos.

    Norwegian’s goal is to operate all flights on Saturday and Sunday as planned, as only a limited number of pilots are on strike this weekend. Pilots from the administration and pilots from our subsidiaries are on standby to ensure that only a limited number of passengers are affected.

    Norwegian’s long-haul routes between Scandinavia/England and the USA/Asia will operate as normal. The conflict only applies to Norwegian’s Scandinavian subsidiary, Norwegian Air Norway (NAN).

    We will do our utmost to ensure that passengers are taken care of in the best possible way according to EU regulations. Passengers can find information regarding specific routes on our Flight Status-page and general information regarding today’s traffic here.
     
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    Brud i mæglingen mellem Norwegian Pilot Union/Parat og Norwegian Air Norway (NAN)
    Norwegian - 2015-02-28 01:15 CET
    Norwegian beklager på det stærkeste, at det ikke var muligt at opnå enighed i mæglingen mellem datterselskabet Norwegian Air Norway (NAN) og Norwegian Pilot Union (NPU). Norwegians mål er alligevel at gennemføre et så normalt flyprogram som muligt igennem weekenden, da en begrænset andel af piloterne er taget ud i strejke i første omgang.


    Norwegian havde forud for mæglingen foreslået flere helt nødvendige omkostningsreduktioner for at sikre et bæredygtigt selskab og sikre arbejdspladser fremover. Desværre har NPU/Parat ikke imødekommet disse krav, men snarere fremmet krav, der går i den forkerte retning i forhold til aftaler, som blev indgået ved forrige overenskomstforhandling i 2013. NPU kræver bestemmelsesret over Norwegian-koncernen, overenskomst med et selskab de ikke er ansat i, samt at den norske overenskomst også skal gælde uden for Norge. Norwegian kunne heller ikke gå med på kravet om en koncernanciennitet for NAN-piloterne, dvs. anciennitet i et selskab de ikke er ansat i. I praksis ville det give skandinaviske piloter mulighed for at skubbe kollegaer ud ved de øvrige baser i Europa.

    ”Vi beklager på det stærkeste den usikkerhed, der nu er skabt over for vores passagerer. Vores mål har hele tiden været at undgå strejke og finde en løsning og få ro i selskabet. Nu vil vi gøre, hvad vi kan, for på bedst mulig måde at tage vare på berørte passagerer,” siger Norwegians administrerende direktør Bjørn Kjos.

    Konflikten gælder Norwegians skandinaviske datterselskab, Norwegian Air Norway (NAN). Det betyder, at langdistanceruterne mellem Skandinavien/England og USA/Asien vil afgå som normalt. Baserne i England, Finland og Spanien er heller ikke direkte berørt.

    Norwegian vil gøre sit yderste for, at tage vare på passagerene på bedst mulig måde i henhold til EU’s regelværk. Vi anbefaler alle rejsende til at tjekke Norwegians hjemmeside og ”Er flyet i rute” for opdateret information om enkelte afgange.
     

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