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Bettina Johansson, Regional Director of the Union, calls on the next government to talk to the social partners rather than to change employment security by law.
We face a cyclical downturn, while automation changes the labor market and poses entirely new demands on conversion capabilities. The next government should break the paralysis of the action and implement comprehensive reforms to boost workers and competitiveness in Sweden.
The Union is the largest union of Sweden. We organize 650,000 public employees in the private sector, many of whom are at the forefront of technological development and operate globally.
It is important for us to understand how the outside world affects the conditions of companies and what's on the cards in the future. In order for the Swedish economy to grow well, it is important to address the problems that hinder economic growth and increase the risks of recession. The Swedish party model is the main guarantor of stability and growth.
Through responsible parties, employers and workers have put the foundations for community building for decades that made Sweden a leading nation of knowledge. The Union will take on our responsibility to respond to development, but the politician also needs to take its role.
The Union has identified a number of actions that the next government should take early.
• Facilitating entry into the labor market. Unemployment among domestic workers is at their base while foreigners have great difficulties. Fighters and employers have a long history of enhancing Sweden's competitiveness through negotiations. Establishment work is an example that will make it easier for new arrivals and long-term unemployed to enter a foot on the labor market under shady conditions.
• Ensuring the provision of skills. Almost half of the country's private employees need further training, which they can not get from their employers, but the obstacles are many. There should be more training facilities in colleges / universities tailored to the conditions and needs of professional workers. The university also needs resources to validate qualifications and the student system needs to be reformed.
• Facilitate the transition. Navigation rules are often accused of leading to a rigid labor market where competence is irrelevant. It's a myth. Through collective agreements, companies have good opportunities to maintain the necessary skills when they withdraw. However, it is based on the fact that the rules of turmoil exist as a basis for negotiation.
Changing the rules of legislation through legislation would drastically change the rules of the Swedish labor market and reverse the risk of reversing a large proportion of those who have done the job successful. Instead, the next government should sit down and discuss how we can work better to equip the workforce for the future.
It is in good times that we have to design the worst and talk a lot, because it has no better relationship with it. And the next government's intention is to boost Sweden's labor market tomorrow.
Joakim Ravemyr, Regional President of the Southeast European Union
Bettina Johansson, Regional Director