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Fatal accident at Swedish steel plant

23 October, 2013Two people died in a work related accident at the Luleå plant of SSAB, a leading producer of high strength steel, in the north of Sweden.

INTERVIEW: Marie Nilsson

25 April, 2018Elected in May last year, Marie Nilsson is president of Swedish industrial workers’ union IF Metall, a union with a predominately male membership. In October 2017, the #MeToo movement, highlighting sexual harassment against women, started to gain momentum, and the response in Sweden was huge, with some analysts comparing the movement to when women acheived the right to vote.

SKF European Works Council and World Union Committee grow and get stronger

25 September, 2017More than 40 trade union delegates from all regions where SKF operates met from 18 to 21 September 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden, the home city and the headquarters of the global leader in bearings solutions including bearings, sealings and components. The World Union Committee now represents SKF employees from twenty countries.

IF Metall congress shows support for workers around the world

22 May, 2014As Sweden is gearing up for EU elections in a few days and national elections in September, IndustriALL affiliate IF Metall took to their congress in Stockholm to discuss the labour market, salaries and social security. The Swedish union also called upon the Turkish government to take swift action against the mining tragedy in Soma.

Swedes mark Mexico days of action

28 February, 2013IndustriALL Global Union’s Swedish-based affiliate IF Metall, representing 370,000 blue collar workers in mining, metal, chemical and textile sectors, marked the international days of action for trade union rights in Mexico with a comprehensive meeting with the Mexican Ambassador to Sweden, Jorge Lomónaco, and a strong letter to President Peña Nieto, putting forward demands in line with the international campaign.

PROFILE: Supporting Sweden’s pulp and paper workers

28 April, 2021Compared to other Swedish unions, Pappers is relatively small and only organize workers in one industry. But the 13,500 members represent around 95 per cent of all workers in Sweden’s pulp factories and paper mills.

SKF trade union committee adopts resolution on precarious work

9 October, 2014In the presence of the CEO, Tom Johnstone the SKF world trade union committee unanimously adopted a resolution on precarious work during their annual meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Strong union presence in renewables is key to future

12 December, 2018IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from the mechanical engineering sector met in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 10 and 11 December 2018 to explore organizing in the rapidly growing renewables sector.

Ericsson global trade union network moves forward

19 September, 2019Trade unions representing employees of Swedish multinational company, Ericsson, gathered in Kista, Sweden, on 12-13 September for the third meeting of the Ericsson Global Trade Union Network.

Swedish and Zambian unions tackle gender issues

3 December, 2019To be effective against sexual harassment, unions need to identify the root causes, expressions and consequences of the violations. Unions should also continue to raise awareness on gender inequality and prevention and to follow up on sexual harassment.