Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Gloomy Work Situation at Finland's Aker Yards

There is less work to go around at Aker Yards' Finnish shipyards. The strong euro combined with a dwindling US cruise liner business is putting a damper on the demand for new construction orders. The Helsinki shipyard's situation is the bleakest, where full employment is not guaranteed after the summer, reports the daily Turun Sanomat. Chief shop steward Mikko Mielonen says unofficial labour discussions have already begun, whereas formal labour negotiations are likely to open next month.

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