Sweden -White-collar unions submit claims for 2012 -January 6, 2012

The Vision white-collar union has submitted its pay and conditions claim to the KFS employers’ organisation. The claim covers Vision’s 7,400 members who work for private companies providing services in local government, energy and water. As well as a general pay increase the union is calling for temporary workers to get permanent contracts if they have been on temporary contracts for two years. It also wants employees to have more control over their working time as well as additional leave for those with only 25 days’ leave. Earlier, Vision and the SSR white-collar and graduates trade union set out their demands for the forthcoming negotiations covering 140,000 workers in local and regional government. The unions are looking for increases in real wages for all members with a minimum outcome of 3.6%; measures to address the structural differences in pay between female and male-dominated occupations; better conditions and greater security for temporary workers; and improved conditions for young academics, including more holidays for all aged under 40 years.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/453; http://www.epsu.org/cob/451

Swedish: http://vision.se/Opinion/Pressmeddelande/2011/Battre-villkor-for ...


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 2012.

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