Helsinki (11.05.2017 - Heikki Jokinen) There were only 69 labour disputes in Finland in 2016, Statistics Finland reports. The number of lost working days was 6,584. To find similar figures in Finland one has to go back to the 1960's.
In 2015, the figures were much higher: 163 labour disputes with 108,911 working days lost.
In 2016, in 36 per cent of the disputes, the reason was employers’ plans to cut staff or the threat of redundancies. This often led to protest action by employees, like walkouts, to express concern over employer plans.