New legislation

Labour market reforms "biggest in modern era"

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  • Changes to Sweden's Employment Protection Act were today presented by the government, and Centre and Liberal parties who have long pushed for reform.
  • Changes include people who have been employed for 12 months over a five year period must be given permanent employment, instead of the current two year wait.
  • "Labour law must be adapted to today's labour market and this strengthens sweden's competitiveness," said Martin Ådahl, the labour market policy spokesperson for the Centre party.