Sweden - High pay increases for municipal and regional management - June 22, 2011

A report by the Kommunal municipal union looks at pay developments over a 10-year period and finds that managers in local authorities have seen their pay increase by 51% while directors of county (regional) authorities have received increases totalling 80%. In contrast, the average increase for workers has been 41%. If workers had had the same increase as local managers then they would now be SEK 1,400 (€ 153) a month better off, or even SEK 5,700 (€ 623) better off if they had had the county directors’ increase. The union also found that the directors of private health companies earn on average 13 times their employees’ level of salary.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/426

Swedish: http://www.kommunal.se/Kommunal/Nyheter/2011/Juni/De-hogsta ...


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 at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

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