Our union representatives always seek to resolve conflicts with employers through negotiation. If we’re unable to reach a settlement however, industrial action may be taken.
If no collective agreements have been made with your employer, your right to take industrial action is constitutionally protected.
- Strikes - employees cease work.
- Blockades – employees cease to carry out certain tasks or services. For example, an overtime ban or a blockade on recruiting new employees to replace striking workers.
- Neutrality – employees have the right to refuse, if asked to carry out tasks related to an industrial dispute (strike or blockade). For example, tasks normally performed by employees who are on strike.
- Lockouts - employers may use refuse employees admission to their workplace, or parts of it, in industrial disputes. If employers cease paying salaries in these cases, members will receive conflict compensation from the union.
- Secondary industrial action (or sympathy action) – members of a trade union or employers' organization taking action in support of the members of other unions or employers’ organizations.
- Notification of a dispute - a written warning, issued in compliance with employment legislation, establishing deadlines and formal rules. These are used to apply pressure in negotiations and in preparation for industrial action, as well as determining which union members will participate. For example, a notification may advocate a complete or partial shutdown of all work at certain workplaces. All members are required to participate in industrial action decided on their behalf by Finansförbundet.
If you have any questions, you’re always welcome to contact Member Services.