This is not confirmed by the airline, but there is much to suggest that the company is doing something that the existing trade unions are not going to like it.
at the last quarterly review spoke to the ceo Rickard Gustafson of the problems associated with orders for new aircraft. Briefly, one will find no plan of a medium-sized regional routes. There is of course such a plan, but nothing that will fit in with the other models of the Airbus.
For a little over a month ago, the company went out to the staff and explained the problem, and instead, among other things, for that in the future there will be ”fewer and fewer planes in the SAS group, Scandinavia in the coming years.”
It has not been explicitly confirmed that the new company will be set up in order to take over the mellanplanens routes, but a lot of point to it.
the SAS group has signed an agreement with the company, the new trade union, the Danish, Swedish confederation of trade unions confederation FPU, it has already generated anger among the staff. SAS already has a collective agreement in each of the scandinavian countries, and it's already frosty relations with the existing unions are not likely to get better with this.
the American Pilotförening, for example, has already sent out information to its members stating that it had been done behind their backs.
Tom Gustafsons comment in the quarterly financial report is not much more than that, the agreement with the FPU has been signed, and that there will be jobs in the ”scandinavian conditions.
According to DN's information, the contract shall be applicable to both the pilots and the cabin crew. In addition, it should be an English version of the agreement, which could open the way for american-SAS personnel, as soon as may be, the Danish collective agreement to deal with.
Probably not. The SAS group traffic, with the plane of between the size makes up roughly 20 per cent of the total traffic. Even if the mellanklasspersonalen with the Danish collective agreement you would end up in a different company, so there are a lot of other things that will cost you money in the CHARITY.
Rickard Gustafson comes up again and again for the expensive fuel, the depreciation of the Swedish krona and the world economy, when he talks about the company's biggest challenges. Also, now Coronautbrottet, such as during the course of this quarter, the cost of SAS up to nearly 200 million.
the group never expressed any great desire to compete with the low prices.<