The Finnish Aviation Union (IAU) is threatening
to begin a strike in companies providing air transport technical
services on 25 October 2010 at 05.00, unless a new collective
agreement covering air transport services is achieved before then.
At the same time, the IAU announced that an
overtime ban will continue in companies providing air transport
technical services, even though it has been cancelled elsewhere.
In the Finnair Group, the industrial action will
affect Finnair Technical Services Oy, Finnair Engine Services Oy
and Finnair Flight Academy Oy.
Negotiations on a collective agreement have been
at a standstill for two weeks due to a disagreement between the
IAU and the Finavia-owned company RTG Ground Handling. A solution
was reached on the issue last Friday, at which time collective
agreement negotiations resumed. The IAU, however, broke off
negotiations almost immediately and at the weekend announced the
threat of industrial action.
Should it take place, the IAU's strike would
adversely affect Finnair's flight operations significantly.
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