Sweden - Workers have a real voice in the energy transition - January 31, 2018

The government has the ambition to make the country the world’s first fossil-fuel free state that will no longer emit greenhouse gases by 2050. This deadline was finally brought forward by five years with the passing of a climate law on 15 June 2017. The country has adopted a positive approach, largely thanks to effective cooperation with the social partners. When faced with restructuring, workers are able to rely on the Job Security Councils, which provide them with support at every level in the retraining process. Thanks to the 70 per cent rate of union membership and the obligation to have at least two unionised employees on the board of directors in all companies with over 25 employees, workers have a real voice in this transition.

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