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DN Opinion. We say ' no ' to the two local agreements for dock workers

Hamnarbetarförbundets strikes have so far hit a 15-speech ports with large social costs as a result. It is deeply unfortunate for the Swedish consumers and entrepreneurs.

It also means a threat to Swedish jobs, the country's economy and the Swedish model, that the conflict continues despite the fact that we are from Sweden's Ports have been prepared to conclude an agreement that would give Hamnarbetarförbundet basically anything they want.

Let's go through what Hamnarbetarförbundet say they want and what actually have been offered in the proposal presented by the independent mediators and accepted by us.

for the possibility of a private collective bargaining agreement. The fact is that an agreement between the Hamnarbetarförbundet and the Swedish Ports was part of the offer that was on the table on 22 January, the day before the strikes began.

The second point concerns the right to the health and safety representative. Although this had been addressed through the proposals that were on the table. There was namely, the right to appoint their own safety representatives in the same way as other trade unions.

The third point refers to the right to negotiate for their members. It is a right that Hamnarbetarförbundet have already in the day and that by the agreement would be strengthened rather than diminished.

is the right to work trade union on working time. It is a right that had followed the collective bargaining agreement mentioned in the first paragraph. Thus, it was thus in the proposal to meet even this.

The fifth point is a claim that the agreement would prohibit the Hamnarbetarförbundet to go to court. The claim is inaccurate and it is outrageous that it suggests that we would oppose this right. It is a fundamental principle of the rule of law to be able to get redress in court. This applies both in the day to come.

The single point where we can't or don't want to go Hamnarbetarförbundet a meeting with the terms of local agreements. The reason is that we want to protect the Swedish model and honor the agreement we have with the transport workers ' union.

local agreements can not be lifted away from the transport workers ' union and given to the Hamnarbetarförbundet without Transportarbetarförbundets approval. We do not want to end up in a situation where there is a different conditions in respect of salary or working hours depending on which trade union they belong to.

Against the background of what is offered, it is deeply unfortunate that Hamnarbetarförbundet continue the conflict. The Swedish Ports were prepared to adopt the proposal as what is the independent negotiators for mediation presented. Hamnarbetarförbundet chose continued conflict. It is not constructive.

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