Sweden -Flat rate pay deal in voluntary sector -April 17, 2014

Trade union Kommunal and the employers’ organisation in the health and social care have reached a collective agreement that will run from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2016. The deal includes a pay rise across the board of SEK 550 (€60) in 2013 and SEK600 (€66) in 2014.

Trade union Kommunal and the employers’ organisation in the health and social care have reached a collective agreement that will run from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2016. The deal includes a pay rise across the board of SEK 550 (€60) in 2013 and SEK600 (€66) in 2014. The wage deal was negotiated as a flat rate in order to close the gender pay gap between the male and female dominated industries in the sector. The deal includes higher payments for unsocial hours and an additional month of parental leave. Under the new agreement, minimum wages in the sector will be SEK19,720 (€2170) from 1 April 2014 and SEK20,320 (€2235) as of 1 April 2015 for those aged 19 with a secondary education.

English: http://www.epsu.org/a/10366

 

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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