Sweden - New rules limit the right to take industrial actions - August 31, 2019

The Parliament passed a bill to expand the peace obligation in workplaces with a collective bargaining agreement in place, and in disputes, through amendments to the Employment (Co-Determination in the Workplace) Act. In order for an employee to participate in an industrial action against an employer who is bound by a collective bargaining agreement, the purpose must be to achieve a collective bargaining agreement and the trade union must have negotiated its demands with the employer. Further, it will not be allowed for an employer or an employee to take industrial actions to exert pressure in a dispute. The new rules will enter into force on 1 August 2019.

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