Finland - Fewer strikes in 2016 - April 30, 2017

Latest data show that there were fewer cases of industrial action such as strikes and walkouts than there were in 2015. So few, in fact, that the figure is the second-lowest since documenting began in 1975. There were only 69 cases of industrial action in 2016, compared to 163 cases in the previous year. Some 7,300 employees from various sectors took part in protest actions last year. 2005 was the busiest year of the 2000s in terms of work protests, as the paper industry was in crisis at the time. Statistics from the 1970s and 80s show that in some years more than one thousand cases of industrial action were recorded.

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