Concepts and definitions

Blockade

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.

Lock-out

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

Strike

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: 22.11.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/tta/kas_en.html