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    Swedish SAS Pilot Strike to Disrupt 20,000 Passenger Journeys

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    A strike over work conditions involving 350 Swedish pilots of the Scandinavian SAS airline will affect the flights of 20,000 passengers on Saturday, the airline said in a statement to the press.

    STOCKHOLM (Sputnik) – According to the statement, the majority of flights involving Swedish pilots will be canceled. On Saturday, the cancellation will concern 159 flights.

    ​In Sweden, the pilots’ unions have been calling for a higher than the proposed 2.2-percent salary increase and greater job security. 

    ​On Friday, some 400 pilots walked out in protest after talks between work unions and the SAS ended with no solution.

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