Opinion|Topics of the week
1) Wing in the ground
Carrier Finnair announced on Tuesday that it will reduce about 700 employees, 600 of them in Finland. The reductions apply to ground workers, not pilots or flight attendants. Many of them continue to be laid off.
Finnair has lost about 90 percent of its traffic due to the coronavirus epidemic and travel restrictions. It could be even worse, as the Mayor of Vantaa, Ritva Viljanen, warned that up to ten thousand jobs could be lost in Aviapolis around the airport as a result of the crisis.
2) Child poverty
Four five children from low-income families said they had been stressed about the family’s finances, according to the Save the Children Association’s survey.
The survey was conducted during April. It was answered by 3,129 children, 13 per cent of whom estimated their families to be fairly or very low-income. Respondents reported experiencing anxiety, stress, and feelings of alienation due to lack of money.
According to the organisation’s survey, the lack of money affects children’s leisure opportunities, for example.
3) Prison escape
Perceptions The softness of Nordic prisons gained new momentum when Peter Madsen, convicted of submarine murder, walked out of a prison on the west side of Copenhagen on Tuesday.
Madsen threatened the female psychology of the prison with a gun-like object, and the guards let her leave the prison area.
After a brief escape, police caught Madsen less than a mile from prison. Madsen sat at the waist with armed police watching a bomb-like structure at his waist.