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Norwegian and the Norwegian Pilot Union reach agreement through mediation

Norwegian Pilot

After two days of mediation, Norwegian and the Norwegian Pilot Union (NPU) have reached a positive conclusion with a new collective bargaining agreement.

As a result, the risk of strike action has been removed.

Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian said: “I am pleased that we have reached an agreement, and that we will avoid strike action.

“First and foremost, the news will come as a relief to our customers who are due to travel with us.

“All eyes are now on the busy summer season ahead and we look forward to welcoming our customers on board.”

The agreement covers 690 pilots employed in Norway.

Due to the previously announced strike action, there will not be new crews in place for all of Norwegian’s flight schedule.

Passengers whose flights are cancelled will be notified directly.

Geir Karlsen said: “Unfortunately, these cancellations are a possible consequence, but we are doing everything in our power to get customers on their way as quickly as possible”.

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