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Can my employer terminate my employment during industrial action?

An employee’s participation in industrial action (strike) based on a union decision does not entitle the employer to terminate or dismiss the employment contract or to end the employment contract of an employee on a trial period or a fixed-term employee. It is also prohibited for the employer to discriminate against employees who participate in a strike when it comes to decisions on, for example, working hours, pay increases etc. (Criminal Code of Finland, chapter 47).