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After long negotiations and some strike actions, an agreement for dock workers covering 39 months... [more]

After long negotiations and some strike actions, an agreement for dock workers covering 39 months (backdated 1 April 2008 till 1 July 2011) was reached between the Port Employers Association and the Swedish Transport Workers Union. It includes increases totalling SEK 3,000 (Euro 320) at two stages, Euro 160 from July 2008 and Euro 160 from 1 November 2009.
(English: Watson Wyatt Data Services, New Industrial Relations Europe, 7/2008; Swedish: http://www.transport.se/home/trp2/home.nsf/pages/FC3CAE4247D51DA4C125746A0023A98C)

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After one week of strike action across the country, on 15 July Kommunal, the large local authorit... [more]

After one week of strike action across the country, on 15 July Kommunal, the large local authority workers' union affiliated to the LO confederation, and the Bussarbetsgivarna employers' group announced that they had signed a new agreement, ending the bus strike. "We at Kommunal have achieved improvements for bus company employees in all of our priority areas," said Kommunal vice chair H†kan Pettersson at a press conference. The new contract, covering 14,000 of Kommunal's members, starts from 1 June 2008 and includes a 10.4% pay increase over three years, the original demand being a 7.9% rise over 22 months. The agreement also contains improved rest provisions.
(English: http://www.thelocal.se/13066/20080715, via http://www.labourstart.org; Swedish: http://www.kommunal.se/press/Pressmeddelanden/17821)

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After six weeks of strike action, nurses organised in the Swedish Association of Health Professio... [more]

After six weeks of strike action, nurses organised in the Swedish Association of Health Professionals (SAHP, V†rdf”rbundet) have agreed to a new 27-month pay agreement, giving increases of 4% from 1 June 2008, 3% in 2009 and 2% in 2010, with renegotiation possible in the final year. The overall value of the deal is only 0.5% lower than a mediated offer that the union rejected earlier (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 1 No 4).
(English: http://www.epsu.org/spip/cob.php3?id_mot=260#a3858; Swedish: http://www.vardforbundet.se/templates/VFArticlePage4.aspx?id=13166)

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Following a failed attempt at mediation, members of the Swedish Association of Health Professiona... [more]

Following a failed attempt at mediation, members of the Swedish Association of Health Professionals (SAHP, V†rdf”rbundet) began strike action on 21 April. The union says that current pay levels fail to reflect the years of training and levels of responsibility that nurses have. It is calling for an increase of SKr 1,700 (Euro 181) a month in 2008 and in 2009. This would be worth around 7% each year for nurses on average pay. More workers will get involved in the action if the employers, the municipalities, don't come back to the negotiating table with a better offer.
(English: http://www.epsu.org/spip/cob.php3?id_mot=257;#a3760;
http://www.vardforbundet.se/templates/VFArticlePage4.aspx?id=395)

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A new pay agreement has been reached for the approximately 200,000 teachers employed by the Swedi... [more]

A new pay agreement has been reached for the approximately 200,000 teachers employed by the Swedish municipalities, backdated to July 2007 and running until March 2010. The average pay increase for this period has been set on 10.2% totally. The teachers' unions said that their pay increases were lagging behind in their last wage accord, which explains the comparatively high increase.
(English: Watson Wyatt Data Services, New Industrial Relations Europe, 2/2008; Swedish: http://www.lararforbundet.se/web/ws.nsf)

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