Sweden - Construction agreement promotes equality and diversity - May 31, 2016

After six days of strike members of the construction trade union Byggnads can finally go back to work with a nation-wide agreement giving higher wages and shortened working hours. The deal gives an extra pay rise for low paid workers within the sector, such as cleaners at construction sites. The union also pushed the employers to commit to promote gender equality and diversity by investing in apprenticeships to women and workers with a migrant background. This was a key demand of Byggnads as only around eight percent of all construction workers are women and the unemployment rates of women construction workers is double that of men.

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