This report is part of a series of projects from the Foundation which focuses on aspects of industrial relations in the run-up to enlargement. The national report for the Latvia is part of the second phase of a project on Social dialogue and EMU carried out by the Foundation in 2002-3, in cooperation with the Swedish Work Life and EU Enlargement programme. The aim of this paper is to give an overview of the current situation of industrial conflict resolution mechanisms in Latvia. It describes the legal background and institutions and presents statistics on strikes and lockouts. The main report (EF0421) provides an overview of the whole project, looking at the current mechanisms for resolving industrial conflicts prevailing in each of the ten acceding countries involved in the project.