Nordland County doesn’t want its employees to fly with Wizz Air: “We’re putting our foot down”

Wizz air planePhoto: Markus Winkler / Unsplash
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Nordland County does not want its employees to fly with the low-cost company Wizz Air. 

“We are putting our foot down when it comes to a company that does not allow employees to enter into collective agreements,” County Council leader Tomas Norvoll (AP) said.

Wizz Air has received harsh criticism in Norway for its attitudes towards trade unions, among other things after Wizz Air CEO József Váradi stated that they were a “trade union-free company.”

“Nordland County Municipality is a large and important buyer in Norway. We will use our role and position to promote serious work-life (actors),” the County Council’s deputy leader Svein Eggesvik (SP) noted.

Boycott

Several unions have called for a boycott of Wizz Air, and Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) is among the boycott’s supporters

Wizz Air’s chief stated that he “fully respects” the Norwegian Prime Minister’s view.

“Wizz Air complies with applicable laws and regulations in all countries in which we operate. 

“It is crucial and indispensable for our business. We fully respect the Norwegian working life model and will, of course, comply with the Norwegian regulations,” HR director Johan Eidhagen said in a press release sent out last week.

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