This page is archived.

Data published after 5 April 2022 can be found on the renewed website.

Go to the new statistics page

Concepts and definitions


Employees of an enterprise direct labour dispute measures to some third party. They refuse to handle the transportations of a specific enterprise, for example.

Labour dispute

Temporary intentional interruption of work by the employee or employer party, refusal to work, slow down or other pressure measures in order to attain some objective.


The employer locks out the workplace and interrupts payment of wages and salaries.


Employees refuse to work and then they do not usually come to the workplace.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on labour disputes [e-publication].
Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 26.3.2023].
Access method: