Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51.1 - Passenger air transport

175 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 August 2020
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Charter airline Sunclass Airlines has announced it is to dismiss all its Swedish cabin crew. In total 175 employees have been dismissed. During spring 2020, the company informed the employees that they will be required to accept a salary reduction of 20% to keep their jobs. The trade union that represents  the company's Swedish cabin personal, Unionen, refused to accept this proposal. 

According to the company, 98% of the organised Swedish cabin crew staff would have accepted the offer. Unionen argues they were ready to negotiate for the salary reductions but stresses that that the impact of salary reductions is not limited to the actual salary but it would have affected even the retirement and unemployment allowances and thus have significant long-term consequences for the employees.

According to the company's website, Sunclass Airlines operates from Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark. It was formerly known as Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia. 



Eurofound (2020), Sunclass Airlines, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 101502, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101502.