The blue-collar LO labour unions have agreed on a common platform for the upcoming negotiations with employers, after splits last year rocked the 1.5 million-strong federation.
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- Swedish workers' pay and conditions set by collective bargaining.
- SKL wants law change.
The Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL) says more local councillors are affected by threats, and social media makes it easier for people to try to influence elected politicians.
- Violent extremism.
Around 140 people have so far returned to Sweden after having left violent groups in Syria and Iraq, and some Swedish local councils are prepared to use the techniques they have pioneered to use with people who leave criminal gangs.
- Affects Denmark-Sweden commuters.
The Social Democrat-Green government wants to keep ID checks at Sweden's southern border, because of "serious threats against public order and inner security."
- No proven link to mining.
People living in the arctic towns of Kiruna and Malmberget say their homes have been damaged by earthquakes caused by nearby mining, but the company has not paid compensation to any claimants in the last five years.
- Benefits and housing removed.
Over a thousand people have gone into hiding after having their asylum application refused.
- Swedish government proposal.
While charities and two ombudsmen welcome the incorporation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into Swedish law, several courts say it would be unsuitable.
- No national sperm bank.
Six months have passed since single women were granted the right to apply for state-funded fertility treatment in Sweden, but a shortage in sperm and egg donations means it is still complicated for singles to take advantage of their reproductive rights.
- Safety issue.
Many of the country's municipalities are employing private security companies to provide safety in public places, indicating that reduced police presence over time is the reason, reports Swedish Radio.
- Mandatory training.
Starting this autumn, around 10,000 police officers are to undergo extra education and training in how to handle a terrorist attack, reports Swedish Radio News.
- Danielsson to head the Red Cross in Sweden from December.
Sweden’s minister for justice and migration, Morgan Johansson, dispels rumours that Anders Danielsson’s resignation as head of the Swedish Migration Agency came as a relief to the government.
- Moves to the Red Cross in December.
The Swedish Migration Agency head, Anders Danielsson, is taking up a new job as director-general of the Red Cross in Sweden - a move that some say should come as a relief for the government since Danielsson has openly criticised Sweden's migration policy. The president of the Red Cross says she looks forward to working with Danielsson.
- Government to assign stand-in Migration Agency head.
The director-general of the Swedish Migration Agency, Anders Danielsson, is resigning to take up a new job as director-general of the Red Cross in Sweden.
- Party held a seven-hour crisis meeting.
Liberal op-ed writer Csaba Bene Perlenberg tells Radio Sweden that the debate about the future of Liberal Party politician Birgitta Ohlsson exposes the party’s lack of unity and direction.
- Call for early congress.
The infighting among Liberals continued today after Wednesday's marathon emergency meeting which resulted in the resignation of Birgitta Ohlsson from the party's parliamentary steering group.