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Finnish metals, engineering workers strike

About 30,000 Finnish metals and engineering industry workers began a strike Friday, expected to hit the country’s vital export trade, with fears it could spread in two weeks’ time. The industrial action came after unions and management rejected National Conciliator … Continue reading

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Nordea workers stage walkout in Finland

Nordea workers across Finland staged a walkout Friday afternoon in protest against job cuts, shutting many branches. The Sweden-headquartered bancassurer had said Monday it would cut some 2,000 jobs, including some 650 in Finland. Nordea said it would be able … Continue reading

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Roma camp in Kalasatama evicted in massive police operation

About 40 police officers emptied the makeshift camp set up by Romanian Roma in the Kalasatama area of Helsinki on Tuesday. In the massive operation, up to seven police cars surrounded the Satama Social Centre. The centre’s door was broken … Continue reading

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Fresh walkout at Rautaruuki plant

Production of steel at the Rautaruuki plant in Raahe has ground to a halt due to strike action. The latest stoppage started at 6 a.m. this morning and is in protest against the abuse of Polish labour involved in repair … Continue reading

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Suspicion of cheap labour closes steel works

Employees at the Rautaruuki plant in Raahe walked off the job on Friday afternoon in protest against poor working conditions for Polish colleagues. The action will continue until Saturday morning. The affected employees say they are forced to work lengthy … Continue reading

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Finnish Railways offers reward to catch Rekola arsonist

Finnish Railways (VR) announced Monday it would pay a 10,000-euro reward for information leading to the capture of people behind an arson attack against safety equipment in Vantaa’s Rekola district on 12 June. The fire crippled services and led to … Continue reading

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Rail vandalism: over 100 local train departures cancelled on Monday

Detective Superintendent Timo Nyyssönen of the East Uusimaa police said on Monday that one of the suspected perpetrators of the arson of a railway security equipment box is an anarchist group which has written about the action on the Internet. … Continue reading

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Anarchists claim responsibility for rail vandalism

  An anarchist group has announced on its website that it was behind Sunday’s vandalism of a rail safety installation at Rekola in Vantaa. Earlier the group used the same web pages to claim its responsibility for the bomb left … Continue reading

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Police investigate anarchist website claim of responsibility for bomb and firebomb

  Police in Helsinki are investigating whether or not Finnish anarchists had anything to do with the unexploded bomb that was found in Pasila on Friday. A message appeared on a pro-anarchist website on Monday claiming responsibility for the canister … Continue reading

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Forest Industry Dispute Escalates

Clerical staff working for forest giant UPM in Tampere and Valkeakoski have gone on strike early, while workers at Stora Enso and Efora in Oulu have again started industrial action. Strikes in the forestry sector are being negotiated by the … Continue reading

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