The public sector trade union, Kommunal, and the Stockholm region’s bus and rail company, SL, have failed to agree on changes to pay and conditions, making strike action likely from Wednesday evening.
The union rejected an offer to open up talks on a new collective agreement, reports news agency TT.
“None of our most important issues were included,” said Lenita Granlund from Kommunal union.
Dozens of bus lines in Stockholm, Solna, Sundbyberg, Sollentuna and Södertälje will be affected if the strike goes ahead as promised and three major bus bus depots are shut down. The stoppages may also affect at least one metro line and may spread to other cities, including Umeå in the north.
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One of the founders of the Pirate Bay filesharing website, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, may be deported to Denmark to face prosecution for alleged cyber crimes.
Warg was convicted to one year in jail in 2009 for copyright offences but evaded Swedish authorities until he was arrested in Cambodia last year.
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On Friday, Frida Wallberg, a professional Swedish boxer, was knocked unconcious and suffered bleeding on the brain. She remained in a coma until yesterday morning. The incident has reignited a debate here about whether boxing should be banned.
Read more Swedish boxing shaken by fight fall-out
The British Foreign Office says talks between Britain and Ecuador ended Monday with no progress on the impasse over the fate of Julian Assange.
The Wikileaks founder has been holed up inside Ecuador’s embassy in London for almost a year, trying to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning about sex assault charges.
Read more "No progress" in Assange London talks
Swedish Radio News reports that at least 30 Swedes are fighting with the rebels in Syria.
Through a Facebook page for foreign jihadists in Syria, they have made contact with a 22-year-old Swede from Gothenburg who the news report calls Bilal.
Read more Swedes head to Syria to fight