Labour law and work environment
Labour law and work environment concern the conditions and circumstances in working life. The area also includes issues concerning wage formation and mediation in labour disputes. Fair conditions and a good working environment are prerequisites for high productivity in the Swedish economy, which is distinguished by high labour force participation and a high level of employment. Conditions in the Swedish labour market must be fair and decent.
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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
Working for a brighter future: We stand at a crossroads as seismic shifts take place in the world of work
Opinion piece published in The Times of India 25 January, by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa.Working for a brighter future: We stand at a crossroads as seismic shifts take place in the world of work
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
OECD takes over as host of Global Deal
On 9 November 2018, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven met Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), to hand over the Global Deal initiative.OECD takes over as host of 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
Critical issues and the future of the EU
As head of the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union, Lars Danielsson represents the Government on a range of important EU issues in Brussels. This work offers him an insight into the EU’s political dynamics shared by few others.Critical issues and the future of the EU
Employment Protection Act (Lag om anställningsskydd)
Non-official translation. Amendments: up to and including SFS 2016:1271.Employment Protection Act (Lag om anställningsskydd)
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