Finnish Cabin Crew Union reject settlement proposal, strike continues

Tuesday 7, December 2010


Finnish Cabin Crew Union reject settlement proposal, strike continues


The Finnish Cabin Crew Union (SLSY) has rejected a settlement proposal on the collective agreement of Finnair's cabin staff.


The cabin crew strike will continue and no date has been agreed for the resumption of negotiations. 


"In my opinion, it is appalling that the SLSY has rejected a settlement proposal produced with considerable effort. The proposal was a compromise in which both parties would have succeeded in achieving important objectives. We would have been prepared to give way in changing the days-off system, which was a key concern of the SLSY. Despite this, we could have accepted the proposal," says Finnair's President & CEO Mika Vehviläinen. 


During the strike, which began last Tuesday, Finnair has managed to operate around 40% of its flight traffic by using capacity leased from other airlines. Some of the cabin staff also reported for work despite the strike. 


"We are now making every effort to increase the level of traffic by new means. To my mind, it is unreasonable to harness Finnair customers and Finnish business to the pursuit of the unreasonable goals of one key group," says Vehviläinen. 



Bookmark and Share


^ back to top


Find the best deals available today

The grey menu on the right is your best friend. Always check before you travel.

Plan your trips with the help of great resources

More and more travellers think that researching and planning a European city break is half the fun and they're not interested in pre-arranged trips or escorted tours. Self-guided tours offer a lot of advantages but require some guidance and good resources.


Clean, green and very pristine

Top 10 most environmentally pure countries

With the recent wild fires, disrupting flights and increasing air pollution, environmental quality is a growing factor in attracting tourists.



Top 15 most spectacular hotel rooftop views

The hotel price comparison site has put together a list of the fifteen most spectacular hotel rooftop terraces in the world.

Latest offers, discounts and more...

Accor “3=2 offer”
Why not extend your stay? 3 nights for the price of 2.
Columbus Direct travel insurance
Quality cover at low prices to customers all around the world.
Priority pass
Access VIP lounges no matter where which airline and class you fly.
European City Cards
See more and pay less! Get your "passport" to European cities.
Rail Europe
Comfortable and affordable on European trains.
Lonely Planet Magazine
Packed with insider knowledge, hints and tips.
Sandemans New Europe City Tours
Free walking tours in 13 cities within 9 countries.
Sol Melia Wednesdays
Search your exclusive special offers now for the coming weekend!
Low-cost shuttle and private transfers in over 70 countries.
IMEX Frankfurt 25-27 May
The essential worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events.
Subscribe to Travelio News Summary via RSS Follow our news titles on Twitter Become a fan of on Facebook Bookmark and Share