|Airline strike averted|
| [31.08.2007, 12:01am, Fri. GMT]|
|An all-night bargaining session resulted in a new labour agreement between pilots for Norwegian airline Widerøe and their bosses. |
The airline's 350 pilots had been threatening to walk off the job Friday morning unless their demands were met. They mostly involved pay and work terms, with the pilots noting that Widerøe is one of the units of Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) that's performing well. They felt they deserved a bigger share of the profits. Negotiations went on for six hours after a midnight deadline had passed, with a national mediator called in to help the two sides agree.Both sides said they made compromises, and that neither wanted a strike. Specific terms weren't immediately released. They'll be sent to members of the pilots' union, with ratification expected later this fall.
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