Obama’s bad plane deal (politico.com)

The administration is set to allow Norwegian Air to fly into the U.S. while avoiding Norway’s labor laws. By Richard Trumka and Edward Wytkind America’s working people are rightly suspicious of trade policy. For too long our trade strategy has protected corporate interests while fueling a race to the bottom in living standards for working […]

June 2, 2016

ETUC declaration: Some low fares airlines undermine collective bargaining (etuc.org)

When the ETUC Executive Committee convened for their meeting on March 10, pilots in the budget carrier Norwegian had been on strike for 11 days. The main demand of the Norwegian Pilot Union (NPU) was to have a collective agreement with their real employer, Norwegian Air Shuttle. In Denmark, Ryanair is establishing a base in […]

March 13, 2015

Norwegian’s low-cost transatlantic service takes off from Gatwick

Airport says low-cost carrier’s twice-weekly flight to LA is a ‘game-changer’ in the debate over a new runway for London The first low-cost transatlantic flights since Freddie Laker’s doomed Skytrain enterprise has left Gatwick airport for Los Angeles, a development that Gatwick describes a “game-changer” in the debate over where to build a new runway […]

July 8, 2014

ITF demands investigation into Norwegian airline

ITF unions have vowed to protect working conditions for aviation workers at Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS). Norway’s ITF-affiliated Parat union has long campaigned against NAS working practices. The airline has a track record of seeking to avoid Nordic working regulations by outsourcing various parts of its operations. In February, NAS obtained a license to operate […]

April 17, 2014

Anger over Norwegian’s long-haul service (telegraph.co.uk)

Europe’s third-largest budget airline has apologised to passengers for refusing them water, food and blankets on long-haul flights. Norwegian Air Shuttle described the experiences of passengers on two of its flights as “totally unacceptable”. On one, from Oslo to New York, a 16-year-old complained that he was “left to freeze” after being unable to pay […]

June 27, 2013