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SAS Airline Settles Contract

November 29, 2000

OSLO, Norway (AP) _ Scandinavian Airlines System averted a second strike in three days on Wednesday when it settled a new contract with Norwegian cabin crews.

The flight attendants had walked out Monday in a 24-hour strike that grounded 159 SAS domestic flights. The union had threatened new strikes on Wednesday and Friday unless a deal was reached.

The airline and the crew’s union agreed on 4 percent pay raises this year and 3.2 percent next year. SAS also accepted the union’s key demand for predictable work schedules.

Despite the agreement, SAS said its Norwegian flight schedule would be disrupted Wednesday, because it had canceled many flights in anticipation of a strike. The new contract was settled in all-night talks.

SAS is the joint flag carrier for Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

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