Sweden -More women than men stuck on temp contracts -November 14, 2011

Young female professionals in Sweden find it harder to secure permanent contracts than their male counterparts, according to a report from the TCO white collar union confederation. Currently almost 25% of female professionals aged between 20- and 34-years-old have temporary employment contracts, against 10% of men, the report states. “This is a serious warning about the conditions in working life,” said Eva Nordmark, TCO chairperson. She argued that the lack of a permanent contract means that female workers have a weaker position in the labour market and added that this problem is getting worse.

English: http://www.thelocal.se/37346/20111114/#

 

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. or the communications officer of the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. 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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