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Finland: 24-hr rail strike from Mar 31 3 am until Apr 1 3 am

A walk-out staged by rail conductors in protest of the sweeping lay-offs announced by VR will grind the majority of long-distance rail traffic to a halt on Thursday, VR states in a press release published on Wednesday.

 The conductors walked out of their workplaces at 3am on Thursday and are expected to return to work at 3am on Friday. 

“The commuter services of HSL [Helsinki Region Transport], international services and overnight services have been excluded from the protest,” the Union of Railway Professionals states in a bulletin published on Facebook.

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