Sweden -Labour law challenged -July 22, 2013

Trade union TCO came up with the results of a Novus opinion poll that surveyed 1,125 people on close-ended contracts. Some 11% said they had worked without an open-ended contract for five or more years. According to TCO such a long chain of close-ended contracts normally means the employer has to skirt the rules meant to protect against abuse of close-ended contracts. The survey result therefore is concrete evidence that Swedish legislation permits this abuse. While the union recognises that many employers need to be able to call in subs, often at short notice to cover for illness or staff staying at home to care for a sick child, TCO argues that a longer period of uncertain working conditions put employees' wellbeing and health at risk.

English: http://witnesshr.blogspot.nl/2013/07/sweden-flouts-eu-law-worsening-workers.html http://www.thelocal.se/49078/20130716/

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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