SAS used administration employees and called in help from Norway and Sweden to handle the luggage at Copenhagen Airport Kastrup.
The company resorted to extraordinary measures because SAS employees, who usually handle their luggage at the airport, are on strike.
The Danish Labor Court concluded on Sunday that the strike was in violation of the collective agreement and ordered the employees to report for work on Monday morning. But that did not happen.
The strike has led to major delays for air passengers since Saturday morning.
Getting help from Stockholm and Norway
“We’re using administrative staff… We’re getting help from Stockholm and Norway. So there are people who have other jobs in the organization who are down there handling the luggage now,” Alexandre Lindgren, press manager at SAS Denmark, told the Danish newspaper B.T.
The striking workers work for SAS Ground Handling (SGH), which handles the baggage for both SAS and other airlines.
According to the acting press officer at the airport, Lars Lemche, passengers could also face delayed flights on Monday, and their luggage might not arrive with their plane.
Due to the help of other SAS employees, the delays on Monday were reduced to 30-40 minutes, according to B.T.
Source : © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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