DEBATE. Sweden is in great need of new homes, kindergartens and hospitals. But can we continue to develop our society, we must have competitive construction company.
Could requirements Construction management added during wage negotiations materialize, it means that one third of construction companies find it difficult to survive and 30 000 employees had lost his job. Now that the building management once again blows to conflict risk housing crisis to deepen. This is not to take responsibility for the future.
The Swedish Construction Federation has an important starting point in the negotiations has been to protect the small and medium-sized construction companies. They constitute 99 percent of our members and it is in these the vast majority of employees work. Will it continue to be so, we need to jointly take responsibility. It requires that we do not increase costs more than other industries, we create the opportunity to work with employees to choose the form of wages fit for the business and that we ensure that more signs collective agreement.
Swedish construction company has developed rapidly In recent years. Job satisfaction increases, reducing workplace accidents and many business owners are proud to offer their employees very good condition. A construction worker today earns an average of 33 000 kronor. In Stockholm, is the average salary for the new construction of 38 000. As an apprentice employee, you get right after high school 65 percent of what a full-paid skilled workers receive. Already after 1-2 years as one lies on the cut.
The starting salary of a construction worker is more than what a police officer serving for five years or what a what a nurse with 10 years experience earns.
given the construction needs, there should be excellent opportunities to continue to develop the industry.
But, unfortunately, has been building leadership once again chosen to fight in instead of bringing a responsible discussion at the bargaining table. Unfortunately, it is not entirely surprising.
In fact, the building’s management has notice or strike in almost all agreements movements of modern times. Just between 2011 and 2015 gave notice Building line 26 times in disputes between contractors. No other union chooses conflict so often.
We want the building will return to the negotiating table. We have important issues to discuss – how do we work together to secure the Swedish construction jobs? How do we make sure to get a greater diversity in the industry? How can we develop the collective agreements in such a way that they strengthen the Swedish competitiveness?
The notice now been irresponsible. It will affect ordinary people as houses, schools and hospitals will not be built. This at a time when the housing is greater than 50 years. Now it is high time that the building management takes responsibility for all its members around the country.
negotiator Swedish Construction Industries
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