The strike of Norwegian pilots continues since last Friday. After the crisis between Norwegian Air and workers Union Parat, there is not a hope of resolving the issue soon.
Talking to NRK, Information Officer of Norwegian Air, Lasse Sandakerveien-Nielsen said that the company would bring pilots from other airlines companies in Finland and Spain to cover up for those who are on strike.
This strike breaking strategy appealed reactions from wrokers union in Norway. Now, The international pilot organization IFALPA acts against Norwegian’s controversial move.
the association’s vice president, Fanie Coetzee invites all the union’s member organizations around the world in a letter to refrain from helping Norwegian, writes Aftenposten.
– The number of pilots without permanent employment in an airline is increasing and Norwegian exploits this by inviting pilots on loose contracts into conflict area Scandinavia, writes Coetzee.
The pilots in Norwegian had already asked IFALPA to blacklist pilots that contribute to strikebreaking.
Halvor Vatnar, leader of Norwegian Pilots Union, has also sent requests for transport workers’ organizations NTF, ETF and ITF. according to NTB.