Christer Wälivaara, From Sweden's Builders union.
European Union

UK Strikes Made in Sweden

Britain has seen a growing number of strikes recently at oil and power construction sites, based on workers’ anger at companies from other EU countries bringing in lower paid labour from abroad.

But what is not so widely known is that the precedent in EU law that allows companies to do this comes from a dispute between Swedish unions and employers a few years ago.

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