The amount of actions initiated in the Labour Court has varied greatly over the years. The highest amount of cases was reached in 1983, when 266 new actions were filed. In 2003 there were 147 actions, 128 of which were matters concerning collective agreements. Most of the matters concerning collective agreements involved the interpretation of the agreement or the breach of such an agreement. Every third case involved the breach of the duty to maintain industrial peace. In 2003 there were 14 cases concerning collective agreements of civil servants. Appeals concerning the confirmation of the general applicability of collective agreements reached the number of 12. In the same year, other courts of law applied to the Labour Court for 7 opinions.
The average period for trying a case has in recent years been 5 - 6 months. About one fifth of the decisions by the Labour Court is given subject to a vote.