18 Feb 2010

Finnish strike threatens chaos

A possible strike by bus and lorry drivers affiliated with the Finnish Transport Workers Union (AKT), which might start on Sunday evening, would disrupt the winter holiday plans of many Finns.
Next week schools in the south of Finland are closed for the annual winter holiday, also known as the “skiing holiday”. In addition to long-range buses, the stoppage would bring local and regional bus services to a halt in many areas.
Mediation efforts continue in the dispute on Thursday. If no actual settlement is reached in the dispute, there will be attempts to persuade the union to postpone the strike for two weeks.


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