The Swedish Government gives priority to trade union rights

The government’s statement of foreign policy, presented on Wednesday 12 February by the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, constitutes a clear signal to the outside world that Sweden will play an active role in the strive for openness and solidarity, by standing up for international law and the principle of rule of law. 

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.

LO President will not stand for re-election at the 2020 LO Congress

The current President of LO Sweden, Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, has informed the election committee about his decision not to stand as candidate for the presidency of LO for a new term of office. This means that he will resign at the next Congress of LO, to be held in June 2020. 

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