"Brandfack warns of mass exodus of employees"
"The emergency services may lose firefighters and forced heltidsanställa more staff to the high costs for small municipalities, warns Brandmännens association."
"wage negotiations are ongoing between the Swedish association of local authorities and regions (SALAR) and the trade unions organising staff in the country's emergency services. Brandmännens association and their negotiators are not satisfied with the bid that the SALAR has presented."
" It is quite acute. The new agreement is expected to be ready on Monday and is itself the commandment that we have so it will lead to more layoffs of firefighters, " says Håkan Olofsson, second vice-president."
"Around 2 000 full-time firefighters are organized in LO-alliance Municipal, which also has a few hundred part-time members. Brandmännens association has 1,000 full-time and 7,500 part-time firefighters as members."
"According to Håkan Olofsson is the question of the deltidsanställdas wages very important."
"– For a part-time firefighter means this agreement for less than 100 dollars a month. The negotiations are not better so will the municipalities be forced to hire more firefighters on a full time basis. It can be very costly for smaller municipalities, " he says."
"From the SALAR would not comment on the details in the agreement now under negotiation."
" We have a constructive dialogue with the unions and I am hopeful that we will have an agreement shortly. The last time we signed a contract (in 2016), so it was turbulent, but many ended then has come back, " says Jeanette Hedberg, assistant's head of negotiations on the SALAR."
"Lenita Granlund, a uk government minister defends at the Municipal, writing in an email to the TT not LO-tray, accept the bid that SKL have added:"
"We got first bids that have not lived up to our requirements. We said no to it and now we are negotiating on and hope for a new agreement before the old expires. This is an important profession that is in need of better conditions.”"
"the emergency services have for a long time found it difficult to retain and recruit staff. According to Brandmännens association needed around 2,800 full - and part-time firefighters if emergency services should be able to keep fully staffed during the summer holiday period – a critical time, with the increased risk of large fires in the forest and the land."
"It is important to create flexibility in the agreement if we are to succeed in recruiting more beredskapsmän in areas where you have a weak rekryteringsunderlag," says Jeanette Hedberg."