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The strike by Finnair’s cabin crew is set to continue indefinitely, after a potential settlement was spurned by the union SLSY.
No date has been agreed between the airline and the Finnish cabin crew union for any further discussions.
Finnair's President and CEO Mika Vehvilainen said the deal offered to SLSY had been a “compromise” which would have achieved “important objectives” for both parties.
“We would have been prepared to give way in changing the days-off system, which was a key concern of the SLSY,” he said.
The walk-out, which began on November 30 and is now in its seventh day, is over the airline’s plan to cut rest time between long haul flights from 36 hours to 24 hours.
Finnair is currently operating around 40% of its flights by using crew leased from other airlines, along with a few members of cabin staff who have reported to work.
Vehviläinen said the airline is now looking at “new means” for increasing the level of traffic, but did not clarify what this would involve.
“To my mind, it is unreasonable to harness Finnair customers and Finnish business to the pursuit of the unreasonable goals of one key group,” he added.
"In my opinion, it is appalling that the SLSY has rejected a settlement proposal produced with considerable effort.”
Finnair estimates each day of the strike is costing the airline more than €2 million.