Call for First Day Sickness Benefits

The issue of sickness benefits also led to the congress of the Swedish Trade Union Confederation to vote against the labor movement’s board Tuesday.

The congress approved a resolution calling for the confederation to fight for the restoration of full benefits on the first day of an illness.

The congress also called on the Social Democrat party, with which it is affiliated, to withhold support for the EU’s Lisbon Treaty, until after a government study on the effects of a recent decision by the European Court on collective bargaining agreements.

But Social Democrat leaders have already said they will ignore the labor movement’s resolution.

The labor congress also voted to find ways to represent undocumented workers here.

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