The industrial partners have concluded new basic agreements on safety, adaptation and health and safety at work. This agreement is expected to make the industry more competitive and thus benefit Sweden’s economic development.
New master agreement for the industrial labour market of the future
“The new agreement creates better conditions for development and transition for the industry and the Swedish labour market,” says Tomas Undin, head of negotiations at Teknikföretagen. In particular, the agreement contains new rules on rotation that strengthen employees’ right to study with financial support.
“The new rotation rules will increase the long-term competitiveness of the industry and the opportunity for workers to undergo further training will provide completely new opportunities to increase the skills in the Swedish labour market. The overall aim of the agreement is thus to create a positive development in the competitiveness of industry and thus jobs.”says Tomas Undin.
On 8 June, the Parliament adopted a legal amendment that is a prerequisite for the parties to conclude a new major agreement. The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, LO and PTK, signed a new major agreement yesterday. New legal and contractual provisions will apply from 1 October 2022.
“This is also a good example of how the attractiveness of collective agreements is increasing. The parties’ agreement is better than the legislation.”Tomas Undin says.
Teknikföretagen is the main representative of Swedish industry. Together, its 4,200 member companies account for a third of Sweden's exports. Its mission is to provide companies with the best possible competitiveness.