The National Conciliator acted as a mediator in eight labour disputes in 2015. In six of them, a settlement was reached after the start of the work stoppage. The labour disputes in question concerned icebreakers, multipurpose icebreakers, air traffic, postal and logistics sector and the forest machine sector.
Not all labour disputes come under the conciliation procedure. Labour disputes that take place when a collective agreement is in effect do not come under the scope of the labour dispute conciliation. They fall under the jurisdiction of the Labour Court. Likewise, political or sympathy strikes do not come within the scope of the conciliation system. According to Statistics Finland, there were a total of 128 labour disputes in Finland in 2014. In the same year, the National Conciliator acted as a mediator in eight of them.