Last week, the Swedish Riksdag voted to ratify the ILO Convention No. 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers - a triumph for LO and all affiliates. Together with several other organisations, LO has strived unrelentingly for the ratification to become a reality. Now that this is finally happening, Sweden's legislation can be strengthened for those who work in someone's home. Thus Sweden can in a concrete way contribute to providing the most vulnarable workers in the world with decent working conditions and hence better prospects.
It has been decided that the Global Deal will be taken over by the OECD. Thereby this initiative will continue to contribute to sutainable economic development and impreved working conditions.
Populism and nationalism emerge in the wake of globalisation. The next Swedish government must promote globalisation that benefits more people and strengthens the rights of workers. This is the view of the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) and the Confederation of Professional Employees (TCO).