Sweden - Social partners agree on jobs model - November 30, 2017

The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise and the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) have reached an agreement in principle to make it easier for refugees and long-term unemployed to find jobs. If the deal is approved, depending on acceptance by the affiliates and the state, the employee will be paid the equivalent of the normal collectively agreed minimum wage after tax, but the employer will pay only 8,000 kronor (809 euro) while the rest will be covered by the state. The new employment form would be available for newly arrived who have been granted residence permit in the past 36 months, young people under 25 who have been unemployed for at least six months and people over 25 who have been unemployed for more than a year. During the contract, which can last up to two years, the employees have the right to study Swedish during working hours without having their salaries docked. After two years, the employment should be turned into a rolling contract.

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