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    Swedish Pilots of SAS Airline to Strike Friday if Demands Not Satisfied

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    Swedish pilots of SAS, the largest airline in Scandinavia, intend to begin a strike on June 10 at 6 p.m. local time (16:00 GMT) if the new agreement on payment and working conditions with the company is not reached by then, the Swedish Pilots Union said in a statement Friday.

    STOCKHOLM (Sputnik) — It has been reported that up to 350 pilots might join the strike with potential consequences for thousands of flights.

    "The members [of the union] will stop all work on Friday, June 10, at 18:00 unless the parties reach an agreement on the new collective agreement," the statement read.

    Earlier, the pilots of Air France, French national carrier, have announced a strike over pay cuts held on June 11-14.


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