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"This is an opinion piece. It is the writer who stands for the views that are put forward in the text, not Against."
"the DEBATE. During the last decades have in many countries been a struggle against the trade union movement, many times a successful one for the politicians and other stakeholders who have seen the value in weakening the wage-earners and their organizations. "
"In most of the countries, the unions' position has weakened and the number of members dropped. In turn, this has led to stagnant wages and increased economic inequality. This was also the purpose for those who have been convinced that such a development leads to increased growth and a better business environment."
"But Sweden is in many ways an exception. Here, we have in recent decades had a wage formation where all the wage and salary earner groups have received large increases in real wages. On the whole, delivers the Swedish labour market model, where the strong and independent parties negotiating with each other. By partsöverenskommelser, there is a flexibility where the rules can be designed on the basis of what is best for individual employees, companies and industries."
"It is also a great popular support for the trade unions. Even if there is no criticism of the individual ”union bosses” or against how organisations acted in certain situations. In a survey by Novus as the think tank Futurion ordered, responds to the 72 percent that the slot contributes to increased job security. "
"the Survey also shows that there is a large majority who believe that unions contribute positively to democracy, welfare and wages. Three of the five responding unions contribute to their future wage growth."
"the Swedish people's picture is also in line with the conclusions of a new research survey – ”What is the thing with the tray?” – from the Futurion. Where are reproduced the research that exists about the trade unions and their importance for the countries and the people's prosperity and democratic development. The conclusion is that strong trade unions are not only good for employees but also for companies and for society at large. "
"The countries in the world that has the strongest trade unions, the nordic countries, are also the countries that are in the top in both the index of business environment, prosperity and factors such as happiness, equality and freedom. It is thus wrong to claim that there is a contradiction over time between, on the one hand, equality and a secure wage and salary earners, and on the other hand, growth and growing companies."
"Actors such as the OECD, the world Bank and the IMF, which historically has been adverse to the tray, has to be thought about. Today, they raise up the nordic labour market model as an example and notes that the large and increasing economic inequality is a threat not just to prosperity, but also against democracy. There are few winners in communities that do not hold together."
"at the same time as the outside world to reconsider its view of the tray, we can conclude that we have here in Sweden, despite our success, is at risk through political meddlesomeness weaken the union, and the Swedish partsmodellen. "
"As an example, proposals for legislation micromanage uppsägningsreglerna which limits the right of the parties to sign the contract. Futurions poll from Novus shows that there is support for such a policy, which would jeopardise a well-functioning model for wage formation, and as created security in the labour market. "
"A number of studies, not least a study of the economist Sirus Dehdari as shown in the report ”Populism is the real causes” from the Futurion, show that increased perceived arbetsmarknadsoro leads to an increase in support for authoritarian and populist movements. If the politicians want to avoid such a development, they should not weaken a model that works well and that historically has delivered and been good both for the employee and the business."
"instead, It is important to safeguard the Swedish partsmodellen, which means that Sweden is better equipped than most countries to meet this development. The world of work is undergoing major changes, not least as a result of the automation that removes and alters many functions. This also means a strain on individuals and on the community level. The model should therefore be developed rather than weakened."
"nAnn-Therése Enarsson, ceo FuturionnCarl Melin, head of research Futurion and report designers"
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