On Tuesday presented LO president Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson and vice chairman Therese Guovelin LO's electoral platform ”Take Back Control!” and LO - the investigator Johan Danielsson, LO-the delivery of a first joint candidate for the EUROPEAN parliamentary elections on the Socialist list.
the Message is clear: Politics must take back control. All must understand that the EU-election – nearly 25 years after the referendum – not about yes or no to membership. Without that what is at stake is the chance to join together across borders in order to ensure the ability to safeguard Swedish competitiveness and to assert the Swedish pay and conditions via the Swedish collective agreements.
to the EUROPEAN union must have rules that allows the member states to monitor that the foreign construction workers who come to Sweden to work on the same terms as the Swedish, with Swedish wages and conditions according to Swedish collective agreements in the field of construction and in the trucking.”
The widespread cheating undermines the otherwise, support for the established parties and helps to get the more bitter to find out how to Sverigedemokrater and other extreme right-wing organisations
in the elections in september. Particularly in those sectors where wage dumping, undeclared work, tax evasion and other so-called unhealthy competition in recent years rapidly expanded. In the same way or worse, it looks elsewhere in Europe, while the fraudulent companies from the old eastern countries, or the poor low-wage countries outside the EU using the EU's freedom of movement to find new wins large orders, at the same time they often succeed to move below the authorities ' radar.
The companies and the employees priced out, or are at risk of exclusion, are among the easiest fall for the locktonerna from The sweden democrats and their sister parties in other EU-countries, states LO president Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson.
– Victor orban's Hungarian government does not respect democracy or fundamental rights. It has curtailed the right to strike and the trade union right to organise, and introduced a law that allows employers to force their employees to work up to 400 hours per overtime, but may have to wait up to three years of salary, out Thorwaldsson.
– It is the most extreme attacks on the labour law in any country. To overcome with these currents is a crucial issue for EU cooperation, and our democratic societies. But also for Swedish and european trade unionism.
for the purpose of labour and at the same time taking steps to strengthen the member states ' competitiveness vis-à-vis the outside world.
this is all want to LO now bringing out among the associations members in the whole country. Second vice president Therese Guovelin want to get everyone to understand the link between the EU and their own everyday problems:
"We shall meet the members and talk, to get everyone to understand how to trade and moonlighting squeezes out tough company with Swedish collective agreements in for example construction and transport," says Guovelin.
LO's ”own” candidate to the european Parliament Johan Danielsson shall forward to the elections in may to travel around in Sweden and talk about why it is important to make use of their right to vote.
- to see the importance of voting, but also get his friends to go to vote, underlines Therese Guovelin.
– On each occasion when we gather associations to the members, we shall see that there are elements of choice, and on social media to spread quite short films, with Johan Danielsson and delivery of a members are main characters.
In the european parliament Elections in 2014 voted in favour to end four of the ten LO-members. Our goal is that there will be more, emphasises the LO's second vice-president:
" I am convinced that we will reach these goals, we have already had several meetings with associations valledare.
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