Finnair is letting 620 employees go

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A strike broke out at Helsinki Vantaa airport after Finnair announced that they’re going to subcontract the ground support to contractors and give notice to 620 employees.

-“By creating solutions based on strategic alliances, we can transform fixed costs to variable costs and focus on Finnair’s core business” says CEO Lars Heinonen.

The tasks will move to companies Barona or Suomen Transval. Baggage handling is on temporary agency Barona, which is said to be the main reason for a utmarsch among employees on Monday.

The strike continued well into Tuesday morning, and occasional cancellations of flights did occur. Finnair therefore advices its passengers to travel without checking in baggage and to get to the airport on time.