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Finnair crippled by Finland-wide strikes — 20,000 passengers Influenced

Finland’s flag-carrier airline, Finnair, stated it’s been made to cancel nearly 300 flights amid a nationwide solidarity attack for postal workers.

The company, whose dwelling airport in Helsinki functions as a significant hub for Europe-Asia relations, said about 20,000 passengers will be influenced by Monday’s actions.

It comes following the airport employees’ union joined a solidarity strike on behalf of 9,000 employees in the publicly-owned postal agency Posti, who’ve been on a last-minute attack against pay cuts.

Finland’s primary labor conciliator, Vuokko Piekkala, stated on Sunday tries to forge a deal in the dispute had failed, following extensive discussions over the weekend.

The solidarity strikes were anticipated to mostly stall public bus transportation from Finland’s capital Helsinki on Monday, although the Finnish Seafarers’ Union said it might prevent all passenger and freight ships flying the Finnish flag at Finnish ports starting on Monday until further notice.

The attack has also contributed to email deliveries being disrupted in Finland before the busy Christmas season.

Aside from the postal attack, there could be widespread strikes en route, possibly affecting other Finnish businesses, as yet another worker unions called at least 85,000 employees to combine a strike beginning December 9 in different wage disputes.