Tuesday’s aviation workers’ strike called off

strike called offHelsinki Airport's Terminal 2. Photo taken March 7, 2017. Image: Timo Jaakonaho / Lehtikuva

Tuesday’s aviation workers’ strike called off

Air travellers with plans to fly out of Finnish airports on Tuesday will likely breathe a sigh of relief after learning that a looming airport workers’ strike has been called off. But travellers should still double check whether their flights are on schedule.

Minna Helle, national conciliator at the Finnish Aviation Union IAU, says the organisation notified employers’ union Palta to call off Tuesday’s planned strike and that Palta had agreed.

On Friday ground services crew went on strike for four hours, causing Finnair to cancel more than a hundred flights, temporarily bringing the airport to a standstill.

Finnair says that the company had already made staffing plans for the strike to go ahead, and that one or two of its flights may still be cancelled on Tuesday. Passengers will be notified by SMS if their flight is cancelled, the airline said.

Negotiations between air workers and employer representatives are scheduled to resume on Monday morning.


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