Parliamentary Clash Over Nurses' Tactics

YLE, November 22, 2007 Parliamentary question time was dominated on
Thursday by a fierce torrent of opposition comments over the
government's action during the nurses' dispute. Parties on the
opposition benches criticised Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen for siding
with employers during the dispute. The Social Democrats said the
government had handled the nurses' dispute badly. SDP Parliamentary
Chair Tarja Filatov said the right to engage in industrial action must
not be restricted by law, it was a basic right. However, the main
opposition party was supportive on the issue of new guidelines for
action to protect the public in future disputes. ... Parliamentary