Published: 20/09/2015

Workers in Finland’s 3 national trade union centers held strikes and demonstrations on September 18 to show their opposition to the new coalition government’s proposed legislative attack on collective bargaining rights.  Some 300,000 workers engaged in work stoppages, including 10,000 members of the Food Workers Union SEL who held strikes ranging from 15 minutes to 4 days, depending on the company.

30,000 workers demonstrated in torrential rain in the capital Helsinki and unions held local demonstrations across the country.