Civil Aviation Authority: Wizz Air must comply with the Norwegian Working Environment Act

Wizz AirPhoto: Fredrik Hagen / NTB
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The Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority believes that Wizz Air’s establishment of bases in Oslo and Trondheim means that the company must comply with Norwegian working environment laws.

Wizz Air’s employees work on a three-month rotation scheme, and the crew members do not have Norwegian employment contracts. 

But the Civil Aviation Authority believes that the bases established in Oslo and Trondheim should be regarded as home bases.

“Our assessment is that the company’s crew members associated with the Norwegian bases come under our government’s responsibility, and we plan to carry out working environment inspections of the bases during the first half of 2021,” section manager Erik Hammer at the section for Human Performance and Education in the Civil Aviation Authority told Fri Fagbevegelse.

Inspections

Thus, the company is obliged to comply with Norwegian working environment laws at these bases, and the Civil Aviation Authority will supervise the working environment for the Wizz Air employees at the two bases.

Such a working environment inspection will be intended to map whether the airline’s work is systematic and follows the working environment regulations.

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