About this website

Content of web service

The National Conciliator’s Office, which works in connection with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, is responsible for the Valtakunnansovittelija.fi website. The web service is available in Finnish, Swedish and English.

The front page contains the latest news from the National Conciliator’s Office. 
All news from the National Conciliator’s Office are in the Current issues section. The Mediation in labour disputes section describes the conciliation system. The Statistics section contains annual reports and statistics on the number of labour disputes in conciliation. In addition to contact information and opening hours, the Organisation and contact information section presents the current conciliators and describes their tasks. 


RSS services

The web service provides news as RSS feeds. 


The search function can be accessed via the website header.

By default, searches target the entire content of the site. The quick search function returns pages that include all of your search terms in the given language. The Boolean operator ‘AND’ is automatically added between the search words. You can also search using partial words. 


If you have any questions or wish to submit feedback about the web service, please use a feedback form. Feedback is processed during office hours. We can respond to feedback and questions only if contact details are provided on the form (email address or name and address). We will respond to feedback primarily by e-mail. 

Web browsers and terminal devices

The website uses responsive design, meaning that the content adapts to the device being used. The pages display best using the latest version of your browser. The website can also be viewed using earlier versions, but in this case you may not be able to use all of the features available.

Downloading and reader applications

To read pdf-files, you need the Adobe Acrobat program, which you can download free of charge.

Terms of use

Please read carefully the terms of use. By using this website, you agree to these terms of use in their current form.


The rights for the textual or image materials published on the site belong to the National Conciliator’s Office, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment or some other information producer referred to in connection with the material.

All text material can be used and linked to freely and in proper non-commercial context, provided that reference is made to the original source. 

Photographs and related terms of use

All rights to the photographs in the web service belong to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment alone.

The Ministry has a separate media bank at its disposal where images of the National Conciliator can be downloaded for use by the media. (public material>media>management)

Legal notice

The National Conciliator’s Office is responsible for the content of the website and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment is responsible for its technical functioning.
In making the content available, every effort is made to keep the information up-to-date and accurate. The National Conciliator’s Office is not responsible for any costs or damages incurred by the user because of errors that might exist on the site, nor is the Office responsible for any harm caused by technical problems or any material published by external parties and linked to the website.

Linked pages are subject to their respective terms of use. The National Conciliator’s Office assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of any third party products or information provided on their respective websites.

The National Conciliator’s Office does not offer any compensation or reward for the use of the website or information offered through it.

Users should consider that the National Conciliator’s Office cannot guarantee the confidentiality of messages sent through an open information network. 

No material on this website can be deemed to be an offer, request or commitment that is binding on the National Conciliator’s Office.

The National Conciliator’s Office and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment retain the right to update, edit or change the terms of use and the content and visual image of the website. Users are advised to check the terms of use in force on this page from time to time. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has the right, at any time and for an unspecified reason, to suspend the provision of these website services, for example for the duration of maintenance and updates.

Users undertake to compensate the injured party in full for any damage arising from the breach of these terms of use by the user in question.

If any part of these Terms of Use is found to be in violation of an unconditional legal provision or is otherwise unenforceable, this part will not affect the validity of any other section of the Terms of Use.

Finnish law shall apply to these terms of use and their interpretation, aside from cases in which there is a conflict between the legal provisions in question.

Processing of personal data

The privacy and personal data of users are protected in accordance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.

Read more about data protection


The Valtakunnansovittelija.fi uses necessary cookies and the website needs them to function properly. Necessary cookies ensure the technical functioning of the website and are not used for other purposes. The website always uses a secure https connection.

More information

Further information on the content and technical functionality of the website is provided by the National Conciliator’s Office (valtakunnansovittelija(at)gov.fi), and by the Communications unit of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (info.tem(at)gov.fi).