The conflict is resolved
Air Greenland and the Flyvebranchens Personale Union have just signed an agreement on a new labour agreement for the cabin crew members of Air Greenland, and therefore the previously announced strike has been called off.
The parties do not wish to comment on the content of the new agreement but express their appreciation that they have reached an agreement on a 4-year agreement period with the assistance of the Danish Conciliation Institution.
This means that Christmas services can go ahead as planned.
Air Greenland's HR Director, Mads B. Christensen briefly states:
- I am pleased that we can now look forward to a long period of focus on creating an attractive and competitive workplace.
Flyvebranchens Personale Union says they are also pleased with the result, which ensures that both the efforts and the quality of their members' work are recognised.
- I am pleased that we have come to a good result, which ensures that both the efforts and the quality of our members' work are recognised," says Anders Mark Jensen, Vice-President of the Flyvebranchens Personale Union.
A special part of the renewed agreement is that that gender-neutral uniforms will be introduced for cabin crew during 2023.
Both parties say that despite several sessions of negotiations and the long process that started in the autumn of 2021 - and has now ended with 29 hours in the Conciliation Institution - they have managed to keep the negotiations constructive and in a good tone.
There is a formal requirement that the agreement must now be approved by the respective responsible assemblies.
Air Greenland CEO, Jacob Nitter Sørensen, is pleased and relieved that the dispute has been resolved.
- I am relieved that we can carry out our operations as planned. On behalf of customers, employees and the company, I am extremely relieved that we can now operate the Christmas traffic as planned and I would like to thank our customers for their understanding, says Jacob Nitter Sørensen.