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Aviation strike scheduled for Tuesday called off

Published : 12 Mar 2017, 23:46

Updated : 14 Mar 2017, 21:18

  DF Report
Helsinki Airport. Photo Finavia.

The airports ground and security workers on Sunday announced to withdraw the strike scheduled to be observed at the airports in the country on Tuesday, according to Finavia, the company which operates airports in the country.

The strikes scheduled for March 17, 22, 23 and 24, however, remained unchanged.

Meanwhile, national flag carrier Finnair said that one or two of its scheduled flights likely to be called unavoidably despite withdrawal of the strike, national broadcaster Yle reported.

This strike is caused by the service company Airpro’s new general agreement, which came into force on February 1, in adherence to the Competitiveness Pact.

It is related to the dispute between the Finnish Aviation Union and the service sector employer union Palta about labour agreements in Airpro Oy.

The agreement exists between labour unions JHL and Pardia, and is legally binding for IAU members. IAU was previously a party to the Airpro agreement. It, however, seceded from the Competitiveness Solution and is demanding better benefits for its members.

The employees also announced to go for strike from 3.00pm to 7.00 pm on March 17 and from 2.00 pm to 6.00pm everyday from March 22 to March 24, if the stalemate situation is not resolved.