Finnish anti-strike law seeks to end wave of political action
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Josh Stephens, Reporter

A bill presented to Finland’s parliament today would severely limit trade unions from launching political strikes, which the government hopes will bring an end to widespread industrial action that has plagued the country since December.

Announced by labour minister Arto Satonen as legislation on “industrial peace”, the bill would limit the length of political strikes to just 24 hours.