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Strikes in Finland: Businesses Reduce Investments, Shift Production Overseas and Suffer from Reputational Damage

BySamantha Jones

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

A survey conducted by Teknologiateollisuus ry has revealed that ongoing political strikes are having a significant impact on business operations in Finland. Four out of ten companies reported reducing their investments in the country, highlighting the extensive and severe effects of the strikes on production. Large companies were particularly concerned, with 20 percent indicating a significant reduction in investments and 32 percent opting for a slight reduction.

However, about two-thirds of medium-sized companies reported that the effect on investments was minimal. The survey question about reducing investments was posed tentatively, with most respondents expressing concerns about the strikes influencing future investment decisions. Furthermore, 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. Companies reported difficulties sourcing production inputs, implementing exports, and meeting customer demands due to the strikes. 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 its representativeness 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 Jones

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