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23 Oct 2018 | 10:26 PM UTC

Finland: Airport security personnel strike in Helsinki October 22

Finland News Alert

Helsinki Airport (HEL) security personnel strike on October 22 to protest colleague dismissal; further labor actions and associated travel delays possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/22/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/23/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Helsinki). COUNTRY/REGION Helsinki Airport (HEL)


Nearly 30 Helsinki Airport (HEL) security workers, belonging to the Finnish Aviation Union (IAU), reportedly walked out on Monday, October 22, to protest a colleague's dismissal for wearing a pink ribbon, an international symbol of breast cancer awareness. Work stoppages took place from 12:00 to 16:30 (local time). Further labor actions and associated transportation disruptions are possible in the coming days. 


Travelers are advised to monitor developments to the situation and to confirm the status of their flights prior to departure for the airport.


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