British pilots demand that Norwegian cover unpaid wages

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Following the recent revelations about controversial bonuses to top management in Norwegian, the British Pilots’ Association demands that Norwegian cover unpaid salaries for dismissed British pilots.

Norwegian announced bankruptcy in its subsidiary Norwegian Air Resources UK (NAR) in January when it became clear that the airline would close down its long-distance investment.

The employees in the staffing company were then informed that NAR did not have the money to pay the outstanding salary. However, after the recent revelations about million-kroner bonuses to the top management in Norwegian, the British pilot association BALPA demands that this salary be paid out, newspaper E24 writes.

In the letter, BALPA writes that they want “fair early retirement compensation” for Norwegian’s former pilots at the disused base at Gatwick in London.

Norwegian: The points raised are not new

Norwegian told E24 that the pilot association has also previously raised the same issues.

“The points raised are not new and do not change the circumstances of NAR UK’s bankruptcy at the beginning of the year. When it became clear that Norwegian would no longer operate intercontinental flights, NAR UK went bankrupt because there was no longer a financial basis for the company,” press officer Andreas Hjørnholm wrote in an email.

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