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Hundreds of Norwegians and Russians arrived in the first week of February in the town of Kirkenes on the Russian-Norway border to see the spectacular installations, to visit unusual exhibitions and to speculate about the future of the Arctic territories at the international art festival Barents Spektakel.
YLE technicians have begun a strike
The technicians of Finnish public broadcasting company YLE have begun a strike which will last till Friday. Today on Monday April, 6 at ten o'clock in the morning the maintenance service personnel has left workplaces in Vaasa, Lappeenranta, Oulu, Turku and Juväskylä.
The eployees are dissatisfied with a course of negotiations on the new collective labour agreement. Today's strike has been affected - among other reasons -with the fact that according to technicians, the employer operated in an improper way in connection with the strike which was taking place last week on Friday.