S: 3 billion for higher teacher pay

The Social Democrats want to improve teacher pay by investing an extra SEK 3 billion for salaries. That was the message from the party leader and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Helene Hellmark Knutsson, the Minister for Higher Education, who spoke this afternoon at the Almedalen political gathering in Gotland.

"We want to make teaching more attractive," said Löfven. Decisions on higher salaries would be made locally, and could affect 60,000 teachers.