Sweden -Strike averted as collective agreement is closed in building sector -April 02, 2013

A strike of construction workers was called off, as negotiators from trade unions and employers organisations reached a deal on a new collective agreement. One of the last disputed points of the negotiations concerned primary contractors’ responsibility to ensure that subcontractors abide by the collective agreements. Employers argued the clause would make it impossible to hire foreign subcontractors, but unions referred to existing clauses in collective agreements in other Nordic countries. As a part of the deal, a working group will now be established to explore ways of writing primary contractor responsibility into collective agreements.

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