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Impact of Political Strikes on Finnish Business: Concerns and Impacts on Medium-sized and Large Companies

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 25, 2024
Nearly 50% of Companies in Finland Cutting Investments Amid Strikes, Threatening Economy’s Stability

Political strikes in Finland have had a significant impact on business operations, with many companies reporting reductions in production and investments. According to a survey conducted by Teknologiateollisuus ry, four out of ten companies stated that they are reducing investments in Finland due to these strikes. Large companies, in particular, expressed concerns about the strikes’ extensive and severe effects on their operations.

Despite these impacts, nearly two-thirds of medium-sized companies reported that the effect on investments was minimal. However, concerns about the strikes influencing future investment decisions were prevalent among respondents. Additionally, a quarter of large companies revealed that they had already shifted production to foreign units in response to the strikes.

Logistics strikes have also affected production for nearly a third of industrial companies, even if they were not directly targeted by the strikes. Difficulties in sourcing production inputs, implementing exports, and meeting customer demands have been challenges reported by companies. There are also concerns about reputational damage and potential layoffs as a result of ongoing labor disputes.

The survey was conducted from March 11th to 18th, with 645 companies responding. However, the low response rate affects the representativeness of the survey as nearly two-thirds of member companies did not participate. The government is considering legislation to limit the duration of political strikes to 24 hours, which could alleviate some concerns for businesses. Directors and industry experts expressed concerns about the broader economic impact of prolonged strikes on the Finnish economy and the need for a resolution to avoid further disruptions.

By Samantha Nguyen

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