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Women’s Jobs in Construction Threatened in Sweden

Swedish construction companies are warning that the efforts to get more women into the industry are being reversed by the financial crisis and increasing numbers of redundancies.

They add that the women’s campaign in recent years have been successful in getting 30 to 40% women hired in the administration, and women making up 40% of the new employees.

Employers want to negotiate with the unions to circumvent the tradition of firing first those who have been employed last - in order to keep some of the women at their work places.

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