Sweden -Trade union leader not in favour of higher income taxes -October 07, 2014

According to a trade union official of the confederation Saco the proposal of the incoming government to raise taxes for people earning more than 50,000 kronor (5,500 euro) a month could damage the country's global reputation.

According to a trade union official of the confederation Saco the proposal of the incoming government to raise taxes for people earning more than 50,000 kronor (5,500 euro) a month could damage the country's global reputation. He stated ‘if the coalition is serious about working across political bloc boundaries then it should put this proposal to one side and appoint a new parliamentary committee to reach a broad agreement on taxes’. With reference to higher education and the country's image as a competitive knowledge-based nation Saco sees a rise of already high tax rates on workers' income hardly conducive to create good incentives for knowledge building.

English: http://www.thelocal.se/20141007/should-taxes-be-raised-in-sweden

 

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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