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Outrageous - Finnair To Hire 500 New FA's!

Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:44 am

Finnair has today announced it will hire some 500 new flight attendants and is doing this by a very questionable method: As only a modest part of Finnair's FA's are full-time Finnair employees, majority of its FA's were given a choice to either leave Finnair, or get hired as full-time employees by Finnair's daughter company Aero for a wage one third less (!) than they have been making at Finnair.

Obviously, they are not happy and will start a strike Thursday morning at 4am, which will practically halt all of Finnair's departures from that day on if they cannot reach an agreement by then.

Ceo Jukka Hienonen has said, on quote, that "with current cost structure, Finnair will be unable to make the required investments to develop its Asian strategy". I say bull! Considering the latest news on the A350XUDT (Extra Unpredictable Delivery Timetable), they should worry more about where to place those 500 Estonian FA's when the time comes, eeh???

What a company! Apart from top management and pilots, they treat their employees like trash. Just ask anyone who works there.

[Edited 2006-10-17 22:08:47]
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RE: Outrageous - Finnair To Hire 500 New FA's!

Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:48 am

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RE: Outrageous - Finnair To Hire 500 New FA's!

Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:52 am

Well, I am pro unions but I understand Finnair too.

According to the
"The average annual earnings of Finnair flight attendants in 2005 were 40 580 euros, the daily expense allowances were approximately 427 euros per month and their working hours an average of 26.3 per week. In 2000-2005 Finnair flight attendants’ salaries have increased by 27 per cent."

Some 41,100 Euros/month, with 26h/week, sounds a lot, I guess it's hard to find an airline who would pay you that much these days.
And I understood these old full time contracts would be untouched anyway?
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RE: Outrageous - Finnair To Hire 500 New FA's!

Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:33 am

I will never understand why some companies treat their employees like trash. If you treat your employees like trash they will go out of their way to screw you. If you treat them with respect, they will do their best for the company. I don't remember which airline CEO said "Employees come first, then passengers, and then shareholders," but that person had it right!

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