Leader of the Norwegian Cabin Association (NK), Marit Lindén says that they have been negotiating with Norwegian’s management since June without getting approval for some of their requirements.
– We demand acceptable working conditions, and working up to 60 hours a week and 22 hours per day is a great burden. We also require wage increases in line with the pilots and other professions have already achieved, says Lindén to NTB.
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA is a low-cost carrier, the second-largest airline in Scandinavia. It offers a high-frequency domestic flight schedule within Scandinavia and to business destinations such as London, and a low-frequency service to international destinations, transporting 15.7 million people in 2011, with a turnover in excess of NOK 10.5 billion.
As of October 2012, Norwegian operates 66 aircraft, all Boeing 737s, and is known for its distinctive livery of white with a red nose, with individual portraits of noteworthy Scandinavians on the tail fin. The airline has bases at Oslo-Gardermoen, Copenhagen, Stockholm-Arlanda, Helsinki-Vantaa, Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger and Sandefjord.