Finnair braced for impact of strike

Technical services employees walk out for a week

Finnair estimates that it can fly the majority of its flights, despite employees from Finnair Technical Services walking out for a full week yesterday. The unions chose not to accept the carrier’s proposal on financial support and reemployment support packages, the airline said. The support is being offered to employees who are at risk of redundancy due to Finnair’s plan to source its engine and component services from SR Technics.
However, Finnair admits that some cancellations can be expected but that the total impact of the industrial action is difficult to estimate.
In April, Finnair signed a memorandum of understanding with SR Technics on engine and component maintenance support. The agreement is part of the airline’s structural changes that aim at restoring profitability. Employee negotiations are still ongoing and had been expected to end on June 12. Finnair has also been in talks with a potential buyer about the possibility of selling part of its engine operations and securing some of the jobs currently at risk.


Check Also

Niki, Austria, Lufthansa, IAG, buy, airline, Lauda, deal, bid

Niki Lauda wins back his airline

The former racing driver wins bidding for Niki, the airline he founded in 2003.

adventure, travel, tourism, Antarctica, destinations, survey, Galapagos, Europe, UK

Adventure travel set to grow in 2018

A new survey shows that most adventure travellers will spend more this year.

Standby Nordic, TTG Nordic, website, travel, news, trade, industry, sector, Nordic, Scandinavia, Baltic

Farewell to TTG Nordic, hello to Standby Nordic

Scandinavia’s leading English-language travel industry news site gets a rebrand.

YouTube, Elle Darby, social media, Instagram, bloggers, hotel, stay, free, Dublin, White Moose Cafe, Ireland

Luxury hotel bans social media ‘stars’

A hotel in Dublin has banned bloggers and social media influencers for their “sense of entitlement”.

ATR, 600, lease, Silver Airlines, Florida, USA, first, turboprop, Nordic Aviation Capital, deal, agreement

Nordic lessor eases ATR “comeback”

Nordic Aviation Capital and ATR sign a deal for 15 ATR 600s to be operated by a Florida-based carrier.

Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, Gothia Towers, Gothenburg, Mice, hotel, luxury, events, centenary

Swedish expo giant celebrates 100 years

Centenary events are planned this year at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and Gothia Towers.