Finnair cancels several flights due to labour dispute

06 March 2017
Finnair cancels several flights due to labour dispute

Finnair has cancelled several flights due to a walkout of security personnel and ground crew that is expected to expand with sympathy strikes.

The airline says five flights will be grounded on Sunday and ten flight on Monday, even though the national carrier is not a party to the ongoing labour dispute. Critical ground handling services provided by Finnair’s subcontractors are expected to be very limited or not available at all, Finnair says.

The labour dispute in question is between the Finnish Aviation Labour Union (IAU) and the Association of Service Sector Employers Palta, and concerns the wages and benefits of Airpro employees. Industrial action to support the case will begin again early Monday morning, and is expected to take place between 3 am and 9 am.

The airline also warns passengers to prepare for significant delays in security checks, baggage handling and flight arrivals and departures on Monday.

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