Seafarers, transport workers unions agree to postpone strike in Finnish ports, Finnlines says
Referring to the threat of a strike, the parties have answered positively to the settlement proposal made by State Conciliator, and the strike will not start. Vessels will run according to schedule in Turku, Naantali, Rauma, Kokkola and Oulu, Finnlines said Friday in a press release.
Previously, the action had been postponed for a two-week period to continue negotiations.
Five ports (Oulu, Kokkola, Rauma, Naantali and Turku) have received an industrial action notice from the Finnish Seafarers' Union FSU and the Transport Workers' Union AKT. According to the notice, the aforementioned unions organize a strike concerning tower crane operators and port supervisors, their members, starting on Monday, 29 January at 6 am. The announcement did not set a limit to the duration of the strike. The unions also state that if the employer in one way or another subcontracts work under the industrial action, they are ready to take supporting measures.