Political work stoppage autumn 2018 – trade unions that have notified the National Conciliator

Publication date 25.9.2018 13.14 | Published in English on 25.9.2018 at 13.41
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A political strike does not come within the scope of labour dispute conciliation

The following trade unions have notified the National Conciliator's Office of their participation in the political work stoppage (ban on overtime, ban on shift swap):

Trade union:                                                                Time:

Ammattiliitto Pro ry                                                      17.9.2018 klo 0:00

Teollisuusliitto ry                                                          17.9.2018 klo 00.00 voimassa toistaiseksi

Tehy ry                                                                          26.9.2018 klo 6:00 ja päättyy 28.9. klo 23:59

Suomen Terveydenhoitajaliitto STHL ry                      26.9.2018 klo 6.00 ja päätyy 28.9.2018 klo 23.59

Posti- ja logistiikka-alan unioni PAU ry                       24.9.2018 klo 00.00 – 7.10.2018 klo 24.00 väliseksi ajaksi


Julkis- ja yksityisalojen toimihenkilöliitto Jyty ry        26.9.2018 klo 06:00 ja päättyy 28.9.2018


Toimihenkilöliitto ERTO ry                                          26.9.2018 klo 6.00 ja päättyy 28.9.2018 klo 23.59

Suomen lähi- ja perushoitajaliitto SuPer ry                  26.9. 2018 klo 6.00 kielto päättyy 28.9.2018 klo 23.59


Julkisten ja hyvinvointialojen liitto JHL ry                   01.10.2018 klo 00.00 alkaen

  • Kuntatyönantajat

  • Valtion työmarkkinalaitos

  • Avainta ry

  • Hyvinvointialan liitto

  • Kirkon työmarkkinalaitos

  • Palta ry


The list does not necessarily cover all unions participating in the stoppage. Unlike with stoppages caused by labour disputes, no statutory advance notification applies to industrial action taken for political reasons. As regards political protests, several unions comply with the obligation to provide four days' advance notification based on the agreements concluded between labour market organisations. In practice, the National Conciliator is also notified of political stoppages, although they do not fall within the competence of the Conciliator.


The aim of a political stoppage is to influence political decision-makers. The reason for the stoppage is thus external to the labour market. For the above-mentioned reasons, political stoppages do not come under the scope of labour dispute conciliation and the National Conciliator does not take action regarding them. Therefore, the statutory obligation to provide 14 days' advance notification laid down in the Act on Mediation in Labour Disputes does not apply to them, either.