itself, timely delivery of goods, says Tomas Undine, it's head of negotiations at the Swedish federation of Trade,.
– The old agreement, was adapted for a bygone time. The trade is changing with great force, and it is absolutely necessary to the collective bargaining agreements within the trade, also to be modernised, " concludes Tomas Undine on Kicks and Åhlens lageranställdas criticism of the new helgarbetstider and the reduction of the OB-compensation.
A major weakness of the old agreement was, according to him, the lack of predictability that many of the member companies of the experienced - both in terms of working time and costs, " stresses Tomas Undine.
– Get to sign a contract that they do not know what it will mean in the end, " he says.
gets his bout of criticism from members, including from the location the trade union representatives. But the ministry of Trade's head of negotiations Per Bardh describes the new agreement as unavoidable:
– The previous agreement had become a bit of a patchwork and the various sites had different conditions for remuneration for work on the evening or weekend. Many workplaces had for the low OB-compensation. It was neither good for the company or fair for the employees, " said Per Bardh.
– Now it is clear and equal throughout the country.
In a deal, it is about give and take, notes Per Bardh.
" We wanted to not that the employees would be hit too hard by the inferior OB, so employees who have been in businesses long as have a longer adaptation to the new agreement. It can of course be perceived as unfair, but it is a good solution for the individual.