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  • Crisis winter programme

    This winter the members of LO trade unions will have to count every penny. For many, the money will not be enough. Not even for the necessities, such as food, rent and electricity. To prevent LO members from being hungry, being cold or being evicted this winter, LO calls for effective and rapid action by the Government.

    Area: Economy
    Category: Policy paper
  • Letter of protest to Ambassador of Belarus Dmitry Mironchik

    The presidents of the Swedish trade union movement, Susanna Gideonsson, Therese Svanström and Göran Arrius, sent a letter of protest to Ambassador of Belarus Dmitry Mironchik.

    Area: International issues
    Category: Letter of protest
  • Trade union solidarity with Palestine

    The Gaza Strip has been subject to an Israeli-Egyptian blockade since 2007. The result is that more than two million people live in what has been called the world’s largest outdoor prison.

    Area: International issues
    Category: Report
  • The death of Mahsa Amini and ongoing protests across Iran

    The Swedish Trade Union Confederation is deeply concerned by the death of Mahsa Amini after she suffered injuries while in police custody. The Iranian regime must respect and ensure the fundamental rights of Iran’s citizens and that those who are under any form of detention are not subject to violence and mistreatment.

    Area: International issues
    Category: Letter of protest
  • LO, TCO and Saco’s input to the Porto Social Summit, 7 May 2021

    In a rapidly changing world facing major challenges, well-functioning cooperation in Europe becomes increasingly important. Globalisation, digitalisation and the climate crisis present the EU Member States with a number of challenges that we must work together to resolve. 

    Area: International issues
    Category: Policy paper
  • LO statement regarding the military coup in Myanmar

    Trade unions around the world are appalled at the military coup in Myanmar. LO and our affiliated unions share concerns about this attack on democracy in Myanmar.  

    Area: International issues
    Category: Letter of protest
  • LO International Strategy 2021-25

    Globalisation challenges and forces the modern trade union movement to work in new ways. The LO International Strategy 2021-25 describes these challenges and solutions to how LO and LO affiliates should form themselves to ensure safe and good working conditions in an increasingly internationalised world. The priorities of the strategy will guide LO and its affiliates in our daily international work. 

    Area: International issues
    Category: Policy paper
  • Reply to the EU Commission’s consultation on Trade policy review

    Together with TCO and Saco, LO has formulated a reply to the European Commission’s consultation “A renewed trade policy for a stronger Europe”. LO underlines the importance of trade that promotes fair and sustainable economy and that can be used as an instrument for reinforcing workers’ rights.  

    Area: Collective agreement
    Category: Policy paper
  • LO statement on situation in Belarus

    LO calls on Belarusian authorities to stop violence against peaceful demonstrators. LO supports the demands of the people of Belarus, Belarusian independent trade unions and civil society.

    Area: International issues
    Category: Letter of protest
  • Protest letter to Ukranian President

     

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    Category: Letter of protest
  • Prosecution of Lee Cheuk Yan, General Secretary of Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Union

    The Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) representing 1.5 million members in Sweden strongly condemns the Hong Kong administration’s continuous trample on workers’ right to freedom of assembly in Hong Kong, including the arrest and prosecution of Lee Cheuk Yan, the General Secretary of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU). 

    Area: International issues
    Category: Letter of protest
  • Arrest of Lee Cheuk Yan, General Secretary of HKCTU

    The Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) representing 1.5 million members condemns the arrests of Lee Cheuk Yan, General Secretary of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) and two other democrats, Yeung Sum and Jimmy Lai. Lee, Yeung and Lai face charges of “unlawful assembly” for their participation in the public rally on 31 August 2019 to oppose the extradition bill amendment. 

    Area: International issues
    Category: Letter of protest
  • The EU and the Swedish collective agreement model

    The Swedish collective agreement model is based on the regulation of wages and conditions in agreements between trade union and employer organisations. While combining security and sound conditions, the model also creates growth and prosperity. However, our model is influenced by the rest of the world, including the EU. The Central trade union confederations in Sweden have a positive approach to the EU and are convinced that European cooperation can contribute to sustainable growth and employment. On the other hand, fundamental trade union rights must be guaranteed and our labour market model safeguarded. This publication provides basic information about the Swedish collective agreement model and highlights some aspects of importance in relation to the EU.  

    Area: Collective agreement
    Category: Report
  • Violence against women must stop

    Violence against women must stop, full stop. Trade Unions across Europe fully support the call on the European Union to do all it can to fight violence against women. This is the message from ETUC to Ms Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and to Commissioner Ms Helena Dalli. 

    Area: Work environment
    Category: Letter of protest
  • Constitution 2016

    The Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) is an association of national union organisations – national unions. As the common organisation for the affiliated national unions, LO’s task is to lead and coordinate the endeavours of LO and its affiliated national unions to safeguard workers’ interests in the labour market and in business and industry. 

    Area: Organisational issues
    Category: Constitution
  • Stop the persecution, harassment and torture of Iranian trade union activists

    The Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) and the Swedish Transport Workers’ Union have over the recent years followed closely the Iranian workers’ struggle for the creation of free and independent trade union organisations and their protests against unpaid wages and against the infringement of fundamental trade union and human rights in Iran.

    Area: International issues
    Category: Letter of protest
  • Intention and reality of combined transportation - insights from Sweden

    This report provides an insight in how the EU Combined Transport Directive is used in practice in Sweden. Contrary to its intentions, the Directive provides a loophole for ignoring social sustainability. 

    Area: International issues
    Category: Report
  • International questions and climate issues, adopted at the Congress of LO, June 2016

    LO's policy programme and decisions in the field of international activities and climate issues, adopted at the 28th STatutory Congress of LO, in June 2016 

    Area: International issues
    Category: Report
  • Common position of the Swedish Trade Union Confederations on the future of the EU

    The European Commission has presented a White Paper on the Future of Europe, the purpose of which is to promote discussion on the future shape and areas of EU cooperation. LO,TCO and Saco welcome the Commission’s initiative for inclusive and broad discussion on the shaping of future EU priorities and development. 

    Area: International issues
    Category: Policy paper
  • Sweden’s gender equality barometer 2017 - Time, power and money

    This is a summary of LO’s gender equality report of 2017 “Sweden’s gender equality barometer – Time, power and money”. A report that highlights conditions of work and family life from a class and gender perspective. The aim is to describe the material conditions and power resources that underlie the scope of action available to women and men in different social groups. Or as expressed in the Swedish government’s gender equality policy objectives; the power to shape society and your own life. 

    Area: Welfare issues
    Category: Report
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