Sweden - Large number of part timers wants to work more hours - February 15, 2010

A recent survey by the LO trade union confederation concludes that 27% of part-time workers are willing and able to work longer hours but are not given that option by their employers. Of these 280,000 workers, 80% are women and 70% are blue-collar. LO unions have made longer hours for part-time workers one of their key demands in the current bargaining round, arguing that in the current situation part-time is just providing flexibility on the employers' terms, irrespective of what the workers want.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/354;

http://www.lo.se/home/lo/home.nsf/unidView/99BB196606B3385AC12576BE ...

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI atwww.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.

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