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Industrial relations in Sweden are part of the Nordic legal tradition. This is characterised by labour law which is largely semi-discretionary law and collective agreements are the most important instrument for regulation of the labour market; these agreements offer a high degree of coverage. Trade unions are well organised and play a central role in the labour law system. During the past 25 years Swedish law has been adapted on a running basis to meet EU legislative requirements. The collective bargaining in Sweden is partly centralized and partly decentralized. In a few decades, wage formation has shifted from strict, fixed going-rate agreements, and sometimes as far as figureless agreements without minimum salaries and that are valid until further notice


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  • Law


  • collective agreement
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollective Bargaining in Labour Law Regimes
Subtitle of host publicationA Global Perspective
EditorsUlla Liukkunen
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer Nature Switzerland AG
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-16977-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-16976-3
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Oct
Publication categoryResearch

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