Finnish Seafarer’s Union Begin Strike in Solidarity With Ongoing Postal Workers’ Strike

November 24: Finland’s national air carrier Finnair canceled 276 flights scheduled for 24 and 25 November after the Finnish Aviation Union announced its members would join an ongoing strike by employees of the mail carrier Posti. At least 20,000 travelers may be directly affected by the cancellations; however, the disruptions will likely to be greater as the strike is expected to affect all ground services for all airlines operating to and from Finland. In addition, the Finnish Seafarer’s Union and Helsinki’s public bus operators observed strike in solidarity beginning on 24 November. Public transportation in Helsinki and port operations across the country are expected to be significantly disrupted. Labor leaders have indicated that the strikes are expected to last until Posti employees reach an agreement over pay grievances with the government; negotiations halted over the weekend, and it is unclear when they may resume.

Source: PGI Ltd

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