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Trade union criticises government over proposed EU minimum wage law

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  • Before Wednesday’s EU debate in Parliament, the Swedish Trade Union Confederation criticised the government for not doing enough to stop the EU Commission’s proposal for an EU-wide minimum wage.
  • Nordic countries have criticised the initiative, fearing it could undermine the long-established systems of collective bargaining.
  • Sweden doesn't have a fixed minimum wage, but instead salaries are directly negotiated between unions and employers.