In the midst of the sorrow, fear and anger, we must show that we are united in the fight against extremism in all its forms. We must organize to fight for democracy, peace and decent life for all people around the world. Ths is the message of a letter by LO Head of the Itnernational department to union friends around the world.
Sweden has a skills shortage. At present Sweden has a gap between those who have and those who do not have good knowledge and skills. Growing knowledge gaps are a consequence both of problems in the Swedish school system and of a high level of refugee immigration over several years. The problems were brought to a head by the historically high number of asylum seekers in 2015, now being followed by steeply rising numbers of new arrivals seeking introduction into the labour market.
In a statement sent to the leaders of Iran and the judicial authorities of the country, LO and its affiliates IF Metall, Municipal Workers' Union and the Transport Workers' Union, condemn teh brutal treatment of trade union activists in Iran and demand unconditional release of imprisoned unionists.