Sweden -Swedish government campaigns for labour rights -September 19, 2015

According to the government's website, the prime minister, together with the Austrian chancellor and Germany’s vice-chancellor, has put the finishing touches to a plan to push for an EU treaty amendment to strengthen the rights of wage-earners. The politicians — all social democrats from their respective countries — along with the Swedish Trade Union Confederation and its German and Austrian counterparts, have discussed ‘work to ensure decent conditions in the European labour market.’ They want to see more of a balance between freedom and rights, and believe that market economies, growth and the free movement of people, capital, and goods and services, must not be more important than robust social rights.

English: http://www.thelocal.se/20150919/swedish-premier-in-push-for-union-rights  

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