Municipal strike affecting City of Vantaa services postponed by two weeks
A decision was made on April 14 to postpone the strike threatening the metropolitan area cities by two weeks.
Trade unions JUKO, JHL (The Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors), and Jyty (the Federation of Public and Private Sector Employees) gave a strike notice regarding the metropolitan area cities on March 21. According to the strike notice, the strike would last for a week, that is, from April 19 to April 25. Minister of Labor Tuula Haatainen has—based on the conciliator general's proposal—decided to postpone the strike by two weeks, which means that the strike threatens to begin after May Day, on May 3. In this case the strike would last from May 3 to May 9.
According to legislation, a strike can be postponed once by at max. two weeks, if the strike is targeted at vitally important functions of the society, or if it is greatly detrimental to the common good.
If the strike takes place in May, it will extensively affect the City of Vantaa services, especially education and learning services, social and health services, but also culture and leisure services. The scope of the strike will be specified in local negotiations, after which the impacts of the strike will be known in more detail.
More information on the impacts of the strike on the City of Vantaa services is available on the city's website at: https://www.vantaa.fi/en/city-and-decision-making/impacts-strike-city-vantaa-services.