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Swedish unions propose profit cap on welfare business

January 17, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN THE LOCAL) The Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) has proposed a new type of company that would limit profits made in the tax-funded welfare sector, in a move that goes against the line of their traditional political ally, the opposition Social Democrat Party. Working for the public good and limiting how much profit […]

Study: Sweden ‘fails’ at job market integration

November 20, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN THE LOCAL) Sweden is the second worst country in Europe when it comes to labour market integration, according to a new study from Stockholm University. “There is a lower rate of employment and higher unemployment among those who have been here for up to ten years compared to many other European countries,” sociologist […]

Job programmes in Sweden ‘unfair’ to foreign-born women

October 23, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN THE LOCAL) Foreign-born women are treated unfairly compared to newly arrived men when it comes to programmes to help them enter the Swedish labour market, according an inquiry submitted on Tuesday to the integration minister, Erik Ullenhag. “Today’s system treats women unfairly systematically by offering inferior and delayed support for getting established in […]

Somali community in Sweden under threat by local gang

September 6, 2012

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(PUBLISHEN IN THE LOCAL.SE) A Somali community in Foresrum, in southern Sweden, is being terrorized by a local gang to such an extent that the local Somali association has urged all its members to move away. According to SVT, one year ago there were 160 Somalis living in Forserum, near Jönköping in southern Sweden. Today, […]