Vanhanen Criticises Nurses' Tactics

YLE, November 21, 2007 Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen has warned unions
not to threaten the welfare of the public through industrial action. He
added the nurses' pay dispute had lowered the government's threshold to
legally intervene in disputes threatening basic security. Vanhanen
expressed his surprise that the nurses' union Tehy had forgotten
publicly to tell its members what responsibility they would have to
bear for any deaths that might have occurred following planned mass
resignations. Speaking at a Chamber of Commerce forum in Helsinki, The
Prime Minister also criticised the opposition for its behaviour during
talks between the nurses' union Tehy and local authority employers. ...