Finland strike ‘shuts down ports’ (

September 18, 2015

A widespread anti-austerity strike in Finland has shut down ports and disrupted flights in the country, news agencies have reported.

Finnair, the national carrier, has cancelled 16 domestic flights and delays are expected.

Trains and city buses have stopped running, but ferries, including those to Sweden and Estonia, are operational.

Strikers are protesting against government cutbacks, including limits to benefits and overtime pay.

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