Sweden - Union again defends pay in local government - May 19, 2011

Having already responded to government projections for future pay increases, municipal union Kommunal has criticised finance minister Anders Borg for saying that starting salaries in local government are too high. General secretary Annelie Nordström said it was hard to believe that anyone could say a gross monthly salary of SEK 16,070 (€ 1,788) was too high and furthermore, with so many women workers on part-time hours, many were earning much less than this. Earlier, Kommunal had shown anger about the fact that wage moderation in the public sector would mean that a sector dominated by women will be getting lower increases than sectors dominated by men and so will increase the gender pay gap.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/422; http://www.epsu.org/cob/420  

Swedish: http://www.kommunal.se/Kommunal/Nyheter/2011/Maj/Annelie ...


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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