(FT) Finland faces biggest strike in decades over tough reforms

(FT) Finland is facing its biggest strike in decades as the fight between the unions and a government aiming to drag the Nordic country out of recession through tough reforms, heats up.

Unions representing more than 2.2m people — in a country of 5.5m — will strike on Friday in protest over government proposals to abolish two public holidays while reducing pay for overtime and Sunday working.