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.
News from Ministry of Employment
The Convention on the Rights of the Child becomes Swedish law
Today Sweden takes a historic next step by incorporating the Convention on the Rights of the Child into Swedish law. It is a step to further protect the rights of the child and ensure that children are provided with the conditions necessary for their development. The Convention on the Rights of the Child, which makes clear that a child under the age of 18 has specific rights, is one of the most important tools for ensuring that children’s rights are met. The Convention states, for example, that children have the right to protection from violence, the right to education and the right to benefit from social security. It also states that children have the right to freely express their views in all matters affecting them and to be listened to – a right that is essential both for the individual child and for creating a better society for all children. A core principle of the Convention is that in all actions concerning children, the best interests of the child must be a primary consideration.
Measures to get more people into work
In the Budget Bill for 2020, the Government presents a package to get more people into work. In all, it is proposed that almost SEK 1.3 billion be allocated to help equip more people for work and for better integration, continued expansion of the Adult Education Initiative and an active business policy. These proposals are based on an agreement between the Government, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.
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Employment (Co-Determination in the Workplace) Act (Lag om medbestämmande i arbetslivet)
Non-official translation. Amendments: up to and including SFS 2013:615.
Board Representation (Private Sector Employees) Act (Lag om styrelserepresentation för de privatanställda)
Non-official translation. Amendments: up to and including SFS 2010:2053.
The Public Employment Act (Lag om offentlig anställning)
Non-official translation. Amendments: up to and including SFS 2015:384.
The Labour Disputes (Judicial Procedure) Act (Lag om rättegången i arbetstvister)
Non-official translation. Amendments: up to and including SFS 2010:230.
Ministry of Employment initiatives in the Budget Bill for 2017
In the autumn budget, the Government is investing in an active labour market policy for increased employment, strengthened skills supply in elderly care in particular, and improved unemployment insurance for part-time unemployed people. The Government is also intensifying efforts to better enable new arrivals to quickly become established in working and community life. More investments will be made in early measures for asylum seekers and increased resources for the introduction system. The Government also intends to introduce a new compensation system for the reception of unaccompanied minors and young people. The Budget Bill for 2017 is based on an agreement between the Government and the Left Party.
Ylva Johansson invited to speak at University of Oxford
On Wednesday 7 September, Minister for Employment and Integration Ylva Johansson will be in the UK to take part in a conference on challenges and opportunities in the area of migration. The conference is being organised by the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society at the University of Oxford.