Type
Outsourcing
Country
European Union
Region
Location of affected unit(s)
Norway, Denmark and Sweden
Sector
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.2 - Support activities for transportation

130 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 April 2008
Employment effect (start)
2 June 2008
Foreseen end date

Description

On 25th April, SAS management announced the sale of its subsidiary SAS Facility Management AB to Coor Service Management owned by the investment company Cinven. All the 130 employees (of whom 45 in Norway) employed at SAS Facility Management AB in Denmark, Norway and Sweden will be transferred to Coor Service Management by 2nd June. They will all keep their salaries and other benefits. Although the unions in SAS are generally opposed to outsourcing, they seem to accept the sale of the facility management. The contract amount to NOK 1,5 billion.

Outsourcing of services has been an ongoing discussion in SAS for a long time. Also outsourcing of the ground services has been a hot issue, but the company decided in February to retain these, among others because of strike threats. Although the unions in SAS are generally opposed to outsourcing, they seem to accept this sale of the facility management.

SAS Facility Management AB (and its subisidiaries) handles services to SAS such as property management, production service, conference and reception services in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.


Sources

  • 25 April 2008: Dagens N√¶ringsliv

Citation

Eurofound (2008), SAS Facility Management, Outsourcing in European Union, factsheet number 66561, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66561.