LO starts negotiations with the government on new initiative to facilitate entry into the labour market

Labour market Based on a previously launched proposal, LO started negotiations with the employers in September regarding a new model for how to facilitate entry into the labour market for newly arrived and long-term unemployed.

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Negotiations with the employers have been underway since September regarding how to make it easier for the newly arrived and the long-term unemployed to enter the labour market, on the basis of a previously launched proposal – The Job and Education Initative.

New initiative - "get established" jobs

An agreement in principle has now been reached with the employers on a new initiative - etableringsanställning ("get established" jobs).

This model implies that the employee receives a minimum wage in accordance with the collective agreement concerned, while at the same time attending adult education. The salary is paid partly by the employer and partly by the state. An employment contract of this kind can apply for two years and thereafter it should be transforemed into a permanent contract.

Real jobs with real pay

- These are real jobs, with real pay and genuine training, according to the LO leadership. We want to facilitate entry into the labour market for the newly arrived, while also meeting employers’ demand for labour.

Negotations are now being started with the government concerning training measures and subsidies.

The majority of the LO affiliates support this model, with the exception of two unions who already together with their counterparts have similar solutions in place.