Sweden -Tips for a better salary -May 13, 2013

The white-collar trade union Unionen has formulated ten tips for earning a higher salary. First thing is to check if the workplace has a collective bargaining agreement. A great deal of companies in the country has this arrangement, which could be a key difference for people coming in from another country. There aren't laws governing wages, because the labour market model is dominated by a central wage contract – where the unions collectively agree bargains with employers' organisations. The second structure is the local wage contract where employees go on to make a deal with their specific company. This deal is not allowed to include worse working conditions or lower wages than the industry-wide central wage contract. The third level, the individual wage contract has the potential for more leverage, but workers need to make sure that their actual job contract states they have the right to renegotiate.

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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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