Pilots at Scandinavian carrier SAS could go on strike from Sept. 11 unless an agreement is reached on wages and work hours, Norway’s state-appointed mediator said.
Almost 600 pilots employed by SAS’ branch in Norway were affected by the negotiations, although it was not yet decided how many would be affected in a first round of strikes.
Danish pilots also threatened to go on strike, trade publication Check-in.dk reported.
Hurricane Irma strengthened to a Category 4 storm Monday afternoon, churning west in the Atlantic Ocean and prompting emergency declarations in Florida and Puerto Rico.
As of 5 p.m. ET, Monday, Irma was about 490 miles (790 kilometers) east of the Leeward Islands, the National Hurricane Center said. It is packing maximum sustained winds of 130 mph (215 kph) as it heads west at 13 mph (20 kph). Landfall is expected early Wednesday on the island of Anguilla.
Computer models show the system moving through the Caribbean, and by the end of week, it will turn right toward the north, said CNN meteorologist and weather anchor Tom Sater.