Finland - Support for train drivers’ strike - August 31, 2017

Seven transport unions say they support the Finnish Locomotive Drivers' Union's strike, which is protesting government plans to open the country's railroad monopoly to competition. The unions do not plan to join in the 30-hour strike but have said that they are prepared to take other measures in order to reverse the government's plans. The plans include the creation of three companies to control the rolling stock, real estate and maintenance of the railways, along with plans to open services to competitive tendering and other operators to enter the market.

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