Kommunal: 'A really good agreement'

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The union Kommunal has reached a new, four year collective agreement with the employers organisations SKR (Sweden's regions and municipalities) and Sobona.

The collective wage bargaining agreement, which applies to 400,000 workers in the healthcare, schools and elderly care sectors, includes a one-off lump sum payment to workers of SEK 5,500, made in December, covering May to the end of October.

The agreement involves wage increases in line with the average for industry workers of 5.4 percent over 29 months, with extra investment for vocational training.

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