Sweden - Legislation after Laval - March 31, 2017

The trade unions will again be able to take industrial action in order to get foreign companies to sign collective agreements for their posted workers. That is what the government proposes, arguing the limitations introduced through the so-called lex Laval go too far. After the EU Court of Justice’s judgement in the much talked-about Laval case, a provision was introduced in the Posting of Workers Act which meant it was no longer allowed to take industrial action in order to secure a collective agreement with a foreign company, if that company can show that its employees already receive the minimum provisions covered by the agreement. The problem with this is that unions have no way of taking action against an employer who has not entered into a collective agreement, if it should turn out that this employer provides provisions of a lesser quality. The unions have therefore demanded to be given the right to take industrial action.

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