Ministry of Employment
The Ministry deals with issues that concern a well-functioning labour market. This includes measures to get young people into work, matching, labour-market policy programmes, unemployment insurance as well as issues on labour law and work environment so that everyone has the opportunity to take part in working life with good working conditions. The Ministry is also responsible for coordinating the introduction of newly arrived immigrants.
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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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New work environment agency in Sweden
To strengthen national and international work environment efforts, the Government has today decided to establish a new government agency for work environment awareness. The agency is to be situated in Gävle and will start operations on 1 June 2018.New work environment agency in Sweden
Ministry of Employment initiatives in the Budget Bill for 2018
Everyone who can work should work and contribute to our common welfare. This is why, in the autumn budget, the Government is investing in strengthening labour market measures and the integration of new arrivals. The Government is reforming the system of subsidised employment and introducing a new, uniform supportive measure – introductory jobs. The Government is also strengthening efforts for a sustainable working life by establishing a new agency for work environment awareness and allocating funds for the development of methods to combat unfair competition. Moreover, the Government is investing in measures to continue creating a sustainable reception system and ensuring the effective integration of newly arrived immigrants. The paths to employment will be strengthened through a new regulatory framework for Arbetsförmedlingen (the Swedish public employment service) on the integration of new arrivals and the introduction of an education and training obligation. The Budget Bill for 2018 is based on an agreement between the Government and the Left Party.Ministry of Employment initiatives in the Budget Bill for 2018
Amendment of regulations concerning the notification obligation in connection with posting
The regulations for posting in Sweden are based on the employee organisations having main responsibility for monitoring working and employment conditions for employees posted to Sweden. At the same time, the Swedish Work Environment Authority supervises the working environment of those posted. In order for this control and supervision to function, an amended regulatory framework for notification obligation for posting is proposed in a ministry memorandum from the Ministry of Employment.Amendment of regulations concerning the notification obligation in connection with posting
Proposal for fairer working conditions in the transport industry
Conditions in the transport sector are important in relation to the Government’s work for fair working conditions in the labour market. In a ministry memorandum from the Ministry of Employment, amendments to the Posting of Workers Act are proposed with the aim of clarifying the applicability of the regulatory framework to the carriage of goods by road and improving supervision and regulatory compliance.Proposal for fairer working conditions in the transport industry
Important legislative proposal that expands upon the Swedish labour market model in situations involving the posting of workers
The Government has adopted the government bill ‘New posting regulations’. These legislative amendments help create a more effective and efficient system for the protection of the rights of posted workers under the EU Posting of Workers Directive and the Enforcement Directive. The legislative proposal also contains provisions aimed at increasing transparency and predictability when posting workers so that it will be easier for companies that post workers to find out what conditions apply in the Swedish labour market.Important legislative proposal that expands upon the Swedish labour market model in situations involving the posting of workers
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and President Jean-Claude Juncker to host Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth
Together with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will host a Social Summit in Gothenburg on 17 November 2017, focusing on promoting fair jobs and growth.Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and President Jean-Claude Juncker to host Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth
Ylva Johansson to visit Chile
On 21–25 November, Minister for Employment and Integration Ylva Johansson will visit Chile, accompanied by representatives of Swedish trade unions and employers. The visit is a follow-up to President Michelle Bachelet’s State Visit to Sweden earlier this year, and the main aim is to exchange experiences on labour market issues and the Swedish model.Ylva Johansson to visit Chile