Sweden - Public service unions discuss migration policy - September 30, 2016

Delegates from global trade union Public Services International (PSI) met with the Sweden’s state secretary for Migration, on the week of the UN High Level Summit on Migrants and Refugees in New York. PSI shared its concerns on the outcome of the summit, underscoring the need to see real and concrete commitments among States in equitably sharing the responsibility for refugees. The state secretary shared the country’s long-standing tradition of welcoming asylum seekers and refugees and explained how the government is working towards promoting inclusion and self-reliance through its fast-track programme. In collaboration with the trade unions, the fast-track programme, works to shorten the waiting period for a refugee to integrate into the labour market. Both delegations agree on the important role of the unions in addressing the situation of migrants and refugees.

English: http://www.world-psi.org/en/psi-meets-swedish-state-secretary-migration

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