Wizz Air cracks under pressure: “We will comply with Norwegian regulations”

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The low-cost airline Wizz Air believes that the company has been accused of things that are not true. The airline states that they always follow relevant laws.

“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.

The press release comes after the airline received criticism after statements from Wizz Air CEO József Váradi, who said that Wizz Air “is an airline without unions.” 

The statement came when the company presented its plans for opening domestic routes in Norway.

Solberg supports boycott

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) made it clear that she supports a boycott of the company.

“I will not fly with a company that refuses workers the right to organize,” Solberg said in the Norwegian parliament (Storting) on Wednesday.

“In the same way that I have never flown with Ryanair. Because ten years ago, I said that it was unacceptable for me to travel with airlines that do not have proper and tidy working conditions for their employees,” she continued.

Solberg made it clear that according to Norwegian law, Wizz Air cannot refuse employees the right to organize.

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