Sweden - Two-year deal in care sector - August 17, 2010

The Kommunal municipal union has signed a new two-year agreement with the health employers’ organisation, covering workers in the care sector and the period July 1, 2010 – August 31, 2012. The pay increases are in line with increases in other sectors, but the union says the negotiations were difficult and it had to resist employer attempts to undermine employment conditions. The pay rise will be at least SEK 490 (Euro 52) backdated from 1 July 2010 and at least SEK 480 (Euro 51) from 1 August 2011. Minimum rates for full-time workers above 19 years will be at least SEK 15,685 (Euro 1,663) from 1 July 2010 and SEK 16,070 (Euro 1,703) from 1 August 2011, while workers with vocational education and a year of continuous employment in the profession after graduation will be on a minimum of SEK 17,385 (Euro 1,843) from 1 July 2010 and SEK 17,770 (Euro 1,884) from 1 August 2011.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/375

Swedish: http://www.kommunal.se/Kommunal/press/Pressmeddelanden ...


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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