Denmark: Cabin crews wildcat strike grounds flights

More news on airline SAS in Denmark, which was forced to cancel 90 flights after cabin crews walked out in a dispute over pay.

Submitted by Steven. on March 23, 2007

In a follow up to our story yesterday, reported that hundreds of Scandinavian Airlines cabin crew briefly went on a wildcat strike in Copenhagen on Wednesday 21 March, forcing the carrier to cancel around 90 flights and leaving thousands of passengers stranded, company officials said.

Members of the 1,600-strong Danish Cabin Attendants Union walked out to protest the collapse of wage talks. They returned to work after four hours. It was unclear exactly how many of the union members had been striking.

Scandinavian Airlines, the joint flag carrier of Sweden, Denmark and Norway, said it canceled 92 domestic and European flights to and from Copenhagen. Intercontinental flights were not affected by the walkout, the company said.

SAS was hit across Scandavia by wildcat strikes and solidarity sick-outs by pilots in 2006, which were also reported on