It has been a week now since the las negotiations between unions and employers ran aground on the finish line.
The government still wants the parties to resume negotiations on labor law, but according to Ekot’s sources, it looks difficult right now.
This week, the government has continued to hold talks with unions and employers. The purpose is to get a picture of the negotiations but also to try to get them started again.
The government continues to see that a negotiated solution between the parties is what is best for Sweden, the Minister of Labor’s press secretary writes in an email.
Ekot’s sources on both The employer side and within the union believe, however, that further negotiations are not meaningful right now as long as the conditions are the same as a week ago. The union emphasizes that the legislative threat from politics must be removed and the employers believe that the union must move.
The picture given when the negotiations broke down was that the parties were very close to a solution. That image, according to Ekot’s sources, is a truth with modification.
The parties came a long way, for example in the issue of factual grounds for dismissals for personal reasons driven by employers. The unions must have achieved success in the requirements for limiting fixed-term employment, hiring and in what way employers may change working hours, what is called planing.
As for the order rules upon termination, the pictures will fall apart.
A source on the employer’s side says that it was about the number 3 or the number 5, ie how many exceptions the employers should be allowed to make from the priority last in first out in the event of dismissals due to lack of work.
It was not that simple, according to several other informants.
A union source states that the employer side wanted the exemptions to be supplemented with a percentage for larger companies. 15 percent of those affected by a dismissal should be able to be exempted, which can mean several hundred in the event of a major reduction. There the parties stood far apart, and thus it was not possible to get the whole together.
The Government’s wish that the parties return to the negotiating table right now looks like a pious hope, but neither unions nor employers have said definitively no.
Source: ICELAND NEWS