It is good that the confederation of Swedish enterprise wants to negotiate better skills development, strengthened transition support and the height of the a-kassa. However, we object strongly to the proposal that mandatory a-cash and free right of termination. Such proposals will lead to an increase in insecurity to which neither the benefit of our members or employers. To make people lawless and give the employer carte blanche to terminate people is completely unsustainable.
From the LO's quarters, the entrance to the negotiating table all the time been to increase security in the labour market. General fixed-term, short contracts and work contracts that only guarantee a few hours of work each month creates tremendous insecurity for our members. These mischief does not belong on a modern Swedish labour market and needs to be removed.
Furthermore, the LO that the development needs to be strengthened. Therefore, we want to enable employers to take greater responsibility for learning on the job. It should be just as natural for employers to invest in their employees to invest in the new technology. In this way, our members stand well prepared in the case that they are forced to set on from one job to another.
Now it is up to the parties – not the politicians – to agree on a solution that creates a safe and modern labour market. And that's sort of the Swedish model at its best.