Finnair cabin crew strike ends
Finnish Cabin Crew Union, SLSY, and Finnair accepted the settlement proposal of a new three-year collective agreement put forth by National Conciliator Esa Lonka (YLE/businesstraveller, 13-Dec-2010). The new collective agreement for Finnair cabin crew is valid through Oct-2013. According to the agreement, the employer cannot lay off employees due to economic or productivity reasons during 2010 and 2011. Sympathy strikes by other airport workers supporting Finnair cabin crew have also ended. Services were expected to return to normal over the weekend. The strike which is expected to cost the carrier at least USD20 million, began on 30-Nov-2010 and was over plans to cut rest time between long haul services from 36 hours to 24 hours.