Finland - Pilots' strike ended after mediation - November 27, 2009

On 25 November, a two days' strike of Finnair pilots, shutting down nearly all scheduled flights, ended as the Finnish Airline Pilots' Association (SLL) and Finnair accepted a mediation proposal by National Conciliator Esa Lonka. The conflict hinged on Finnair's plans to outsource services. SLL says that the contract that was accepted permits a certain degree of outsourcing - allowing Finnair to lease two jets to Finncomm, on the condition that the planes and their crews do not fly Finnair flights. The agreement means that only Finnair pilots can fly Finnair flights, though it also implies that the actual number of Finnair flights will decrease (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 2 October 2009).




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