Sweden -Municipal union argues for stronger emphasis on equal pay -September 14, 2011

The Kommunal municipal union has declared to be disappointed by the decision of three other unions in the LO confederation not to support a larger element allocated to equal pay in forthcoming negotiations. The general aim is for a pay increase of 3.5% with a minimum increase of SEK 850 (€94) a month. Kommunal also wants an extra SEK 100 (€11) to go to workers where the average wage is less than SEK 22,400 (€2,434) a month. Kommunal argues that it is unfair for workers in social care to get on average SEK 2,600 (€282) less a month than workers in manufacturing, questioning why there is more value put on making a car than caring for old people.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/437

Swedish: http://www.kommunal.se/Kommunal/Nyheter/2011/September/Los ... 


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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