"At the end of last year broke Barnmorskeförbundet out of the TCO-affiliated health professionals and went up in Sacoförbundet the dik association. Health professionals warn against the fragmentation can harm the occupation, reports Swedish Radio P4 Malmöhus."
"– We are not a great profession, so the danger is that the smaller the groups we get, the weaker we become as a unified profession, " says the midwife Marie-Charlotte Nilsson, member of the board of the Swedish association of health professionals."
"the Background is a long-standing dissatisfaction with how the health professionals handled barnmorskornas intressefrågor. It is, inter alia, the number of women that midwives are responsible and that they should not have to work with several deliveries at the same time."
"Mia Ahlberg, chairman of the Swedish Barnmorskeförbundet, says she is aware of the risk that the profession shatter, but that it has the ambition to collect all the midwives."
"Approximately 5 400 of Vårdförbundets 114 000 members are midwives, how many so far followed it over to the dik association to Mia Ahlberg not to disclose."