Crossair pilots win better terms

The cockpit of a Crossair Saab 340 Cityliner. Keystone

Pilots of the regional airline, Crossair, and company management have reached an agreement on a new collective contract, after months of bitter disputes.

This content was published on September 11, 2000 - 18:19

The Association of Crossair Cockpit Personnel announced on Monday that the improved contract was a success for both the pilots and Crossair, which is part of the SAirGroup.

The new five-year contract includes salaries adjusted to market levels, improved insurance cover, more holidays and more days off.

It also offers additional payments for overtime and improved regulations concerning actual flying times. In addition, pilots with seniority will be first in line for retraining in larger aircraft.

Last week the pilots said strike action seemed unavoidable. They said the agreement was reached at the weekend after a week of intensive negotiations initiated by the chief executive of Crossair, Moritz Suter.

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