One key issue in the stalled talks between Finnair and the Finnish Cabin Crew Union and Finnish Aviation Union has been the airline's demand for agreement on a costs savings programme. According to information received by Yle, the compromise proposal tabled by the National Conciliator would drop specified savings figures from new contracts.
The two unions have issued a warning for possible strike action that could start as of 3 PM on Friday.
Finnair has already cancelled over 100 scheduled Friday flights and a number of Saturday flights. Even if the strike is averted, not all flights will be reinstated.