Ministry of Employment
The Ministry of Employment is responsible for issues and matters concerning the labour market, labour law and the work environment. The Ministry is also responsible for the work of advancing gender equality and human rights at national level. Moreover, the Ministry is responsible for efforts to increase integration, combat segregation, racism and discrimination, and strengthen the rights of children and LGBTI people.
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Ylva Johansson and Åsa Lindhagen ministers at the Ministry of Employment
Today, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented the Statement of Government Policy in the Riksdag and announced the ministers that make up the Government. Ylva Johansson is the Minister for Employment and head of ministry. Åsa Lindhagen is the new Minister for Gender Equality, with responsibility for anti-discrimination and anti-segregation.
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Speech by Åsa Lindhagen at the UN Commission on the Status of Women
New York, March 12, 2019. Check against delivery.Speech by Åsa Lindhagen at the UN Commission on the Status of Women
The future of work in focus as the ILO celebrates its centenary
On 22 January, the ILO’s centenary was launched in Geneva. The centenary, which will run throughout 2019, focuses on the future of work and forms part of the ILO’s long-term strategy for creating a decent and sustainable working life worldwide.The future of work in focus as the ILO celebrates its centenary
New state secretaries at the Government Offices
· Press release from Amanda Lind, Anders Ygeman, Ann Linde, Anna Ekström , Ardalan Shekarabi, Åsa Lindhagen, Government, Government Offices, Hans Dahlgren, Ibrahim Baylan, Isabella Lövin, Jennie Nilsson, Lena Hallengren, Magdalena Andersson, Margot Wallström, Matilda Ernkrans, Mikael Damberg, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Education and Research, Ministry of Employment, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of the Environment, Morgan Johansson, Per Bolund, Peter Eriksson, Peter Hultqvist, Prime Minister's Office, Stefan Löfven, Tomas Eneroth, Ylva Johansson
The Government today appointed 31 state secretaries at the Government Offices. Former state secretaries have been dismissed from their positions. Most of the state secretaries have previously held corresponding positions at the Government Offices.New state secretaries at the Government Offices
Spain to become 100th partner to join Global Deal
Minister for Employment and Integration Ylva Johansson will take part in the signing ceremony in Madrid when Spain joins the Global Deal. This makes Spain the 100th partner, and the 20th government, to join the global partnership.Spain to become 100th partner to join Global Deal
Ministry of Employment investments in the 2018 spring budget
Everyone who can work should work. More people need to learn Swedish faster and more people who need an education to find work should take the initiative to study. In its 2018 spring amending budget, the Government is therefore investing in strengthening paths to work for more people. The Government is also providing more resources for preventive efforts against sexual harassment in working life, regional safety representatives and summer jobs for more young people.Ministry of Employment investments in the 2018 spring budget
Nader Ahmadi new Director-General of the Swedish Agency for Work Environment Expertise (SAWEE).
On 19 April 2018, the Government appointed Nader Ahmadi as Director-General and head of SAWEE. Most recently, he was pro vice-chancellor of the University of Gävle. Mr Ahmadi will be the first Director-General of the newly established agency when he takes up his post on 1 June 2018.Nader Ahmadi new Director-General of the Swedish Agency for Work Environment Expertise (SAWEE).
Government Bill presented: Contractor liability in the construction industry
The Government has decided to present the Government Bill "Contractor liability for wage claims in the construction industry" to the Riksdag. The aim is to strengthen protection for employees and counter corner-cutting and criminal activities, while safeguarding the opportunities for the social partners to regulate contractor liability in collective agreements.Government Bill presented: Contractor liability in the construction industry
Employment Protection Act (Lag om anställningsskydd)
Non-official translation. Amendments: up to and including SFS 2016:1271.Employment Protection Act (Lag om anställningsskydd)
Government and social partners agree on ‘entry agreements’
The Government and the social partners have agreed that ‘entry agreements’ should be introduced. The aim is to help newly arrived immigrants and long-term unemployed people to become established in the labour market, and to facilitate future skills provision for employers.Government and social partners agree on ‘entry agreements’
The Government of Sweden’s measures against sexual violence and harassment
· Article from Government, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Education and Research, Ministry of Employment, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of the Environment, Ylva Johansson
One of the Swedish Government’s gender equality policy sub-goals is that men’s violence against women must stop. With reference to #metoo, the following lists some examples of implemented and forthcoming measures to counteract sexual violence, harassment and assault.The Government of Sweden’s measures against sexual violence and harassment