Sweden -Unions resist increase of unpaid job trials -February 18, 2015

Trade unions have expressed concerns about a rising number of employers requiring potential hires to perform an unpaid job trial before offering a formal employment contract. Job trials are only common in companies without collective bargaining agreements.

Trade unions have expressed concerns about a rising number of employers requiring potential hires to perform an unpaid job trial before offering a formal employment contract. In a newspaper article, Leif Håkansson of Swedish labour union IF Metall said that workers will do almost anything to attain a job in times of high unemployment, and that employers are preying on them by offering exploitative job trials. Job trials are only common in companies without collective bargaining agreements, which set out the minimum wage per sector or firm.

English: http://www.staffingindustry.com/eng/Research-Publications/Daily-News/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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