Friday Labor Strike to Disrupt Finnair Flights and Public Transportation

By Paul Riegler on 15 September 2015
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DSC_0846A massive political demonstration set will virtually shut down all air, rail, and public transportation in Finland on September 18.

Finnair, in a message on its website, said that passengers should expect delays that could extend into the weekend.

It is “estimated that the effect is severe on the transportation sector in Finland,” the airline said.  The flag carrier is allowing passengers with flights from September 17 through September 19 to make changes to their flights without charge.

The demonstration is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. local time and trains, commuter rail services, and buses will be out of service from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and possibly longer.

The union members are protesting government cuts to Sunday pay supplements, sick leave benefits, and holiday pay.

The flight attendants union announced that it will participate in the work stoppage from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

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