Minister for Employment to host informal European ministerial meeting on fair conditions in the labour market
Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson has invited a number of European Union colleagues to an informal meeting in Stockholm on 10–11 September on fair conditions in the labour market.
“The issue of fair conditions in the labour market is highly prioritised for the Swedish Government. It is a question of fair working conditions in the EU internal market,” says Ms Johansson.
The purpose of the meeting is to exchange experiences and discuss ways forward to ensure fair working conditions for Europe’s workers, while facilitating cross-border mobility.
“Freedom of movement is important for economic growth, but it is absolutely essential to ensure this does not lead to deteriorated conditions for workers. The EU needs stronger social cohesion and constructive cooperation for fair conditions,” says Ms Johansson.
Representatives from Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovakia, Belgium and France will take part in the meeting.
Media representatives are invited to contact Press Secretary Natali Sial for more information.