Collective agreement 2002 signed

Collective agreement 2002 signed with cabin personnel unions SAS has now concluded a collective agreement with the three Scandinavian unions representing cabin personnel. On April 18 this year a one-year agreement was reached with the Swedish cabin personnel unions (SCCA-STO & SCCA-MMA) and this past weekend agreement was reached with the Danish (CAU) and the Norwegian (NFK) unions, respectively, representing the cabin personnel. "A am highly satisfied that we now have a collective agreement with all the cabin personnel unions," says President and CEO Jørgen Lindegaard. "As I have stated previously, SAS has a desire to expand, and with the new agreements we have created one of the most important prerequisites for profitable expansion in the future." Among other points, the contracts provide for a more flexible working system that is aligned with the new production philosophy and that will result in production enhancement as well as for an extension of the working period for charter flights from 10 to 12 hours. "It is pleasing that these agreements were concluded. In this way, Scandinavian Cabin Operations and the unions representing the cabin personnel show that there is a willingness and commitment to contribute toward establishing the right conditions for SAS Airlines continued operations and to create a platform for further expansion," says Gry Mølleskog, Senior Vice President, Cabin Operations at SAS. SAS CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/08/01/20030801BIT01110/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/08/01/20030801BIT01110/wkr0002.pdf