24 Jun 2013

Sweden: transport strike spreads

Bus drivers and other public transport workers in Sweden are striking over low wages and employment conditions. It started off in three cities, including Stockholm. But today it has been expanded to others across the country. About 1,400 staff were involved in the first wave of action.
Unions are demanding that scheduling is reviewed to prevent the current situation of up to 13-hour days with few breaks. Further demands include a salary increase of 1,760 kronor (£170) per month over three years, and an employment guarantee when a new operator takes over bus services.

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