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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.

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.

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.

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 agreement provides upskilling and reskilling for white-collar workers

28 September, 2023Upskilling and reskilling for everyone without losing income is a major intention of the Swedish tripartite agreement. This agreement which benefits all workers is especially of great importance for white-collar workers.

Tesla conflict in Sweden escalates

9 November, 2023As electric car manufacturer Tesla refused to engage in negotiations on a collective agreement, Swedish union IF Metall realised it’s strike warnings on 27 October. With opposition to Tesla’s anti-union attitude growing, other Swedish unions are taking solidarity action to protect the right to collective bargaining. Unions in Norway are set to join the protest.

Tesla strike action spreads across borders

8 December, 2023Six weeks into IF Metall’s strike for a collective agreement at auto manufacturer Tesla, the solidarity strike action is spreading not only in Sweden, but also to neighbouring Denmark and Norway.

Ericsson unions convene to global meeting

7 April, 2017On 5-6 April, trade unions representing employees of the Swedish multinational company Ericsson gathered in Djurö, Sweden, for the second meeting of the Ericsson Global Trade Union Network.