According to Martin Ådahl, Centre party spokesperson on labour matters, the Employment management made a decision that seriously hamper the preparations for the redesign of the authority.
– in Addition, the employment service failed for many years now and therefore, we propose to appoint a new management team, " says Martin Ådahl.Martin Ådahl (C). Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT
In Januariavtalet concluded between the S, MP, C and L proposed a comprehensive change of the public employment service. Just responsible for the intermediation of jobs added on the private players while the employment service is becoming more of an authority.
, in combination with cuts in the latest M - and KD-total budget, has been followed by the employment services now intend to put down over half of their offices out in the country. Despite the tight mode, think Martin Ådahl that the management has done wrong.
" we have decided to put down 100's of office despite the fact that we are not at all wanted to see it. We have been very clear that these decisions make it more difficult for the reform and that we do not want it to be like this, " says Martin Ådahl.
According to Martin Ådahl, management has made the decision ”helter-skelter”. The closures of 132 offices around the country does not mean some major savings, " he says.
– Some offices, in particular in the big cities, may need to be put down, but it's important to have them present while we build up the new. The public employment service will have a myndighetsroll even with the new system, where they control both the job seekers and independent advisers. Then it will be necessary office, " says Martin Ådahl.Gulan Avci (L). Photo: Roger Turesson
Even the Liberal Gulan Avci, vice chairman of labour market committee, requires that Mikael Sjöberg less.
" This is about restoring the reputation of the employment service. The authority has an important mission that management is not passed. We have 300,000 people unemployed when there is economic boom, and when the recession comes, the need for a robust authority that works. It requires a large change and then we can not have a management that obstruct the work, " says Gulan Avci.
Politicians have, of course, a huge responsibility, that is why we have made this agreement (Januariavtalet, reds. note.) between the parties. But the authority also has a responsibility. It is not only my experience that has been cluttered with the employment services, and the change process can not begin with the tensions between management and politicians. Therefore, the government should consider whether the director general should be replaced.
" Even the minister has expressed frustration over the decisions that management made, and I am convinced that also the government is keen to bring in the planned changes in the employment office. Therefore, it is ultimately necessary to replace the management, otherwise we would lose styrfarten.
the DN has sought Mikael Sjöberg. The press office greets that he does not comment.