Wizz Air believes the boycott of the airline in Norway violates international law, calls pressure “bullying”

Wizz AirPhoto: Fredrik Hagen / NTB
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The controversial airline Wizz Air believes boycott campaigns against the company are “bullying,” and in violation of international law, newspaper Klassekampen writes.

“The attempt to use boycott and bullying tactics to force employees to organize is an obvious violation of their rights,” Wizz Air’s communications manager Andras Rado wrote in an email to Klassekampen.

The trade union movement has started a campaign to get the Norwegian authorities to refuse the low-cost airline to fly domestically in Norway. 

Criticized

The company has been criticized, among other things, for opposing trade unions.

The trade union movement’s appeal refers to the ILO convention, which guarantees freedom of association, and believes it provides a basis for evicting the company, and both the Red Party and the Labor Party (AP) have proposals they believe can stop the company from operating in Norway.

Rado writes to Klassekampen that Wizz Air recognizes that international conventions protect employees’ right to organize.

“We also acknowledge that the European Court of Human Rights has stated that the same principles protect employees’ right not to join organizations,” he noted.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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