Saturday December 02, 2023
Finnair to cancel several flights as cabin crew go on strike
Published : 19 Nov 2022, 23:47
Updated : 19 Nov 2022, 23:58
The cabin crew of the national flag carrier Finnair will go on a 24-hour strike from Sunday afternoon protesting against the authority’s move to cut up to 450 jobs, announced the Finnish cabin crew association (SLSY) on Saturday.
The walkout will take place at Helsinki Airport from 3:00 pm on Sunday to 3:00 pm on Monday, said Finnish Transport Workers’ Union- AKT in a press release.
The strike will force the Finnair to cancel several flights, said Finnair in a press release on Saturday.
“The strike will have considerable impacts on Finnair operations and unfortunately, we are forced to cancel several flights. We apologize for the worry and inconvenience this may cause you,” said Finnair.
The airline authority also assured to try to re-route passengers to their destinations or passengers can apply for a refund for unused tickets.
Finnair will contact the passengers via SMS and/or e-mail regarding flight cancelation.
The authority will start the change negotiations on November 23 with its cabin crew in Finland to discuss its plans to subcontract inflight service on routes to/from Thailand and the US to partners.
The plan is a part of the efforts to restore Finnair’s profitability by reducing unit costs and strengthening unit revenues.
The negotiations concern about 770 employees working in executive, manager and expert roles but do not concern crew or other operative employees.