He also called for an end to "phase three" in the so called job guarantee scheme. In this "phase" public and private companies are paid to hire the long-term unemployed. Their salary - often very low - is not paid by the company, but is part of the unemployment benefit. The idea is that it helps those who have been without a job for a long time to get back in touch with the labour market.
But since it began, media has reported on several questionable examples of such phase three-jobs.The Left party is very much against the whole idea. "We refuse to accept this modern type of slavery. Phase out phase three!" Ohly said in his speech in Gothenburg on Sunday.