Finnair has signed a deal to outsource it cabin
crew from the Norwegian crew management company, OSM Aviation.
In the first phase, OSM Aviation will provide
cabin crew for Finnair's routes to Hong Kong and Singapore. The
cabin crew for these routes will be recruited to OSM Aviation's
bases in Asia.
The parties intend to expand their
cooperation in the future in both long-haul and short-haul
Finnair has been negotiating cost savings
with its cabin personnel since 2011. The savings negotiations
ended in spring 2014 with no result, and Finnair said in June that
the company will go ahead with
cabin service outsourcing according
to the plans discussed in employee codetermination proceedings.
have done our utmost to find cost savings together with our
personnel, but the long path of negotiations ended with no result,"
said Ville Iho, Chief Operating Officer of Finnair.
"The costs of the terms and conditions of our cabin crew far
exceed the level of the general collective labor agreement of
Finnish Cabin Crew Union. As a loss-making company, we cannot
continue to pay a Finnair premium. We must get our costs to a
competitive level. Unfortunately we were not able to do this
through negotiations with the union, and that is why we must now
on certain routes change our role from providing a service to
buying a service."
aims to start using outsourced cabin service on its Singapore and
Hong Kong routes in the first quarter of 2015. The personnel
impact of this outsourcing to Finnair's operations in Finland is
approximately 100 personnel years.
Outsourcing of the routes
effects also to approximately 80 regional cabin crew members
working for Adecco, as their work on Finnair routes will end.
Finnair has said it plans to outsource cabin
crew on a total of approximately 20 long-haul and short-haul
routes in the next two years.
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