Construction Workers Strike

More than 800 construction workers went on strike here Wednesday morning after talks on a new collective bargaining agreement collapsed.

The striking workers are employees of construction company Peab, who have walked off 46 construction sites nationwide. The Swedish Building Workers Union warns that the strike will be widened to include 1,500 more workers at construction companies Skanska, NCC and JM if no agreement is reached with the employers’ organization.

The union is demanding shorter working hours and higher wages for its 128,000 members.

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