Sweden - Unions cagey about the climate strike - September 30, 2019

Swedish trade unions have been cagey about instructing their members one way or the other, but the three main union confederations - Saco, TCO and LO - have said that although they support environmental issues, they do not believe that launching a formal strike is the right way to go about it. Strikes in Sweden are a relatively regulated affair. The country has a low number of annual strike days, with trade unions enjoying strong influence in negotiating labour conditions with employers - and unlike in many countries a strike is seen only as a last-resort weapon that should not be wielded for political gain.

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