The president of the Swedish Trade Union Confederation LO, Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, comments on the four-party deal hammered out to give the Social Democrats another term in government, fearing it will increase inequality and undermine labour relations.
To achieve the Paris targets, all countries must take measures and reduce their emissions to sustainable levels. The joint efforts of the global trade union movement is a crucial force for achieving this.
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.