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Local and national Moderates politicians in Employment law split

Published torsdag 11 december 2014 kl 10.10
Anna Kinberg Batra, partiledarkandiat för Moderaterna.  Foto: Josef el Mahdi/Sveriges Radio
New leader Anna Kinnberg Batra iis follwing the more liberal line set by Reinfeldt ten years ago. Photo: Josef el Mahdi/Sveriges Radio

A large number of local Moderate Party leaders want to make it easier for employers to lay off staff, a policy that conflicts with the stance of their national leadership.

In a survey carried out by public service television SVT Moderate politicians at the municipal level were questioned on a range of issues, including employment law.

Ten years ago the party softened its stance on scrapping the LAS "last in-first out" law that protects employees from being fired. But several leading local politicians think a reform of the legislation should still be a top priority.

Four out of five Moderate politicians who filled in the survey want it to be easier for employers to decide who they fire. Of the 283 local municipalities, politicians from only 142 replied, meaning the number of Moderates who disagree with their leadership is not necessarily a majority.

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