Massive political strikes could halt air travel in Finland

By TravelWiseJan 30, 2024 18:52 PMNews
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Massive political strikes could halt air travel in Finland
Strikes paralyze airspace in Finland for two days. Source: Photo: Pixabay

Starting February 1, 2024, Finnish airports will not provide services to travelers for two days. The closure of airports is caused by massive strikes in various industries.

Finland's largest airline, Finnair Oyj, noted that the protests of Scandinavian trade unions against labor market reforms will directly affect the plans of approximately 60,000 airline customers. This was reported by Bloomberg.

The mass demonstrations are expected to stop all traffic and affect other areas of life, including supermarkets, hotels, kindergartens, and even the Neste Oyj oil refinery, which will have to pause production.

It is noted that such actions should affect the government's decision to implement a new reform that provides for the creation of 100,000 jobs by reducing unemployment benefits and a flexible approach to concluding agreements with workers. Trade unions believe that the new reforms will drastically weaken social security and basic labor rights.

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