Statistics and reports
The National Conciliator acted as a mediator in 20 labour disputes in 2018. In 14 cases the dispute was resolved by the parties before the start of industrial action and in six cases after the start of industrial action. In 2018, labour disputes were mediated in a number of sectors, such as financing, electricity, shipping, and in the University of Helsinki.
Not all labour disputes come under the mediation procedure. Labour disputes that occur while a collective agreement is in force are outside the scope of the mediation system. These fall within the competence of the Labour Court. Likewise, political or sympathy strikes are not mediated.
Statistics Finland reports the total number of labour disputes in Finland. The statistics for 2018 will be published in spring 2019. According to Statistics Finland, the number of labour disputes was 103 in 2017.