Sweden -Unions rejects lower pay for younger workers -February 9, 2012

The Kommunal local government union has rejected a proposal by the mayor of Stockholm that workers under the age of 25 should be offered jobs on pay rates at 75% of the minimum of the collective agreement. The union argues that there is a high demand for workers, particularly in the social care sector, but these workers need to be properly trained. It says it is willing to negotiate about the provision of training for young workers and also calls for more funding from central government.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/458

Swedish: http://www.kommunal.se/Kommunal/Nyheter/2012/Ungdomsloner ...


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