SAS strike threat dropped

The union representing cabin crew for the Swedish arm of Scandinavian airline SAS said it has withdrawn its strike threat after reaching an agreement with the airline management.

The union, HTF, released a statement on Wednesday morning after negotiations through the night with airline managers.

“Our members were prepared to strike but we made another decision. We just did not feel we could do it against the backdrop of the improvements we managed to get,” HTF said.

Details of the agreement were not disclosed, but HTF demands had included a 30-minute meal allowance after 5 hours flying time, and 14 hours of downtime if cabin crew work more than 10.5 hours in a row.