Finnish airline strike to impact Finnair, Blue1 flights

HELSINKI, Oct 24 (BestGrowthStock) – Finnish Aviation Union (IAU)
said some 900 of its members will begin a strike on Monday at 5
a.m. local time (0200 GMT) after a new wage deal was not
reached on Sunday.

The strike of air transport technical staff will halt
maintenance of aircraft and will hit operations of airlines
such as Finnair (FIA1S.HE: ), Finncomm and Scandinavian airline
SAS’s (SAS.ST: ) Blue1.

“Finnair will make every effort to operate normally, but
delays and cancellations are possible,” the Finnish national
carrier said in a statement.

Both the IAU and employer’s representative on Sunday
evening turned down the state mediator Esa Lonka’s proposal for
a new wage deal.
(Reporting by Terhi Kinnunen, editing by Maureen Bavdek)

Finnish airline strike to impact Finnair, Blue1 flights