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With Scandinavian you don’t just get a dog of a company, you get the labour laws of Denmark, Norway and Sweden any of which make France and Germany look easy going and simplistic. To manage SAS effectively you need to negotiate with all three and keep them all harmonious and fair. You also have the added attraction that two of those countries are in the EU and one is not and if anything Norway is the most complex of the lot.

LH had their chance with SAS and walked away believing the best solution was that SAS sorted out their own problems and became viable or went out of business. It’s still a basket case but slightly better than it was.

Once again, the only way to change it will be highly skilled management dealing with legacy employees who see no reason whatever to change anything either now or any time in the future. It’s not a job for Wee Willie the bully boy, he wouldn’t last five minutes with the legislation involved in those countries.

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