We must find sustainable solutions for equal pay!
This was what LO President Wanja Lundby-Wedin said when opening the LO Congress on Friday. She continued:
“I believe that the fundamental reason that we did not achieve coordination in this year’s wage bargaining is not just a difference of a couple of twenty-krona notes in the gender equality initiative. Basically it is about not having a shared analysis of the problem. And this is where the challenge lies.”
Ms Lundby-Wedin also stated that the picture of LO Sweden as an organisation whose members are leaving is not true:
“Our affiliates have recruited 430,000 new members since the last Congress. But that is not enough. We are in the midst of a generation shift, in which the older, well-organised workers with secure employment are leaving the labour market. We must join together to get more young people to organise and become active in the trade unions. We must become stronger. So that we continue to be the world’s strongest trade union movement!”