" we believe that this is what the industry can take, if we are to sustain our competitiveness. The world is a tough one, with a large fall in industrial production in the EUROPEAN union, china's growth rate is lower than that for a long time, the forecasts indicate an increase in unemployment in Sweden.
" Jonas Hagelqvist, managing director of IKEM, whose member's 70,000 employees, inter alia, in the pharmaceutical industry. He appeared on the Friday, along with three other employers in the industry, which put forward the same demands.
" This is a rambud of 1.4 per cent, which applies to all of the kostnadssökningar, salaries and other benefits. We have a three-year contract, " he says.
" We want to come up with a solution that is at this level. Of particular concern is the increase in the unemployment rate, " said Jonas Hagelqvist.
So it's all set for the tough negotiations until march 30, when the current three-year contract is due to expire. For the gap to arbetsstagarnas a bid in the fall is a big one.
and Then claimed five of the federation of industries of the 1.1 million members of the common demands of wage increases of 3.0% for a one-year deal, as well as the continuation of the provisions for semi-retirement and a låglönesatsning. One of the unions IF Metall, whose president is Marie Nilsson.
" of course, this is far too low, it is not enough to increase real earnings. One of our members has been to provide the industry with a positive development in the last few years, and should be a part of it. It seems not to have no money when you see how many companies are raising their dividends, " she commented.
the partners in the industry, which sets the so-called ”brand” in the labour market, and will be a model for other industries as well. It argues that export-dependent companies have to meet the competition.
" We're not asking for the basis of short-term forecasts, we do not require the more in the boom time, and not less, when it's not doing as well. When was the best time to hold them back, a few years after the boom, now is the time to be takta for a while." The Swedish industry is doing well, we are in a slowdown, but from a very high level, and there are signs that the bottom has been reached", said Marie Johnson.