SAS Pilots Call Off Wildcat Strike

The wildcat strike by pilots at the Scandinavian Airlines System is over.

The 150 Danish pilots called off their unofficial action Wednesday afternoon, giving as their reason the threat of firings from SAS management.

The airline has taken its pilots unions to the Swedish Labor Court. On Wednesday afternoon the court issued an interim ruling ordering the pilots back to work.

Tens of thousands of passengers have been stranded during the three day industrial action. The Danish pilots were protesting feared job cuts and worsened working conditions. At the same time, around 100 Norwegian pilots called in sick  in what was thought to be a solidarity action with their Danish colleagues.

SAS Denmark has estimated that the wildcat strike has cost around 5 million dollars a day.

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