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Finnair to cut 200 jobs globally, 120 in Finland

Published : 29 Sep 2022, 12:34

  DF Report

File Photo: Finnair.

National flag carrier Finnair is planning to reduce about 200 jobs globally including 120 in Finland, said the airline in a press release on Thursday.

Finnair will start change negotiations with its employees on October 5 to discuss plans to reorganize the company through personnel redundancies and changing job descriptions. The negotiations will take at least 6 weeks.

The plan is linked to Finnair’s new strategy published earlier this month.

The negotiations concern about 770 employees working in executive, manager and expert roles but do not concern crew or other operative employees.

Finnair has a total of approximately 5300 employees globally.

“Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the closed Russian airspace have impacted our business significantly. Thus, in addition to other actions to restore Finnair’s profitability, we have to discuss measures that are, unfortunately, the most painful ones for our employees,” said Finnair Chief Executive Officer Topi Manner.

A social support program to those who could lose their work, will be discussed in the negotiations.

Finnair offered a social support program to help in re-employment in 2020 for those who then lost their job at Finnair due to the situation caused by the pandemic.