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ANS Finland initiates employee cooperation negotiations on the closing down of the Aitovuori Area Control Centre in Tampere

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In air traffic, competition has continued to intensify, forcing operators to find savings in the whole service chain. The EU seeks to enact legislation in order to bring down the cost of airspace management in Europe, leading to a situation in Finland where the requirements set for air navigation services—already operating efficiently—are even more stringent now.

On 16 January, ANS Finland will initiate employee cooperation negotiations on the concentration of area control services in air traffic, including any supportive services, to Vantaa. At present, ANS Finland provides air traffic area control services at two centres, one in Tampere, the other at Helsinki Airport.

The employee cooperation negotiations will concern 37 ANS Finland employees working at the Aitovuori centre in Tampere. The employer aims to offer employment to all of its employees affected by the employee cooperation negotiations at the company’s other centres.

The employee cooperation negotiations are a continuation of similar negotiations carried out in 2013, which sought to ensure continued improvement of the profitability of air navigation services.