SAS and its pilots extend wage talk deadline

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A Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) plane is refuelled at Oslo Gardermoen airport, Norway, November 7, 2019. REUTERS/Lefteris Karagiannopoulos/

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STOCKHOLM, June 29 (Reuters) - Scandinavian airline SAS (SAS.ST) and its pilots have agreed, at the behest of mediators, to extend by three days a deadline for wage talks, thus postponing the risk of a strike, the carrier and labour unions said on Wednesday.

"SAS welcomes the mediators' decision as it continues to be the company's firm ambition to reach an agreement and avoid a strike," the company said in a statement.

Flights will continue as normal on Wednesday. Close to 1,000 pilots in Denmark, Sweden and Norway, around 80% of those working for the company, plan to go on strike unless a deal is found, labour unions have said. read more

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Reporting by Supantha Mukherjee; Editing by Terje Solsvik

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