Sjöstedt said the Left Party plans to introduce legislation to forbid employers from replacing laid-off workers with agency temps. The Left also wants to place a time limit on how long temp agencies can place workers at a particular company.
Writing in the newspaper Aftonbladet Sunday, Sjöstedt said the Left Party wants to make the increasing insecurity and stress of working life more visible. He makes a number of proposals, including the ending of the government’s controversial program where the unemployed lose their benefits after 450 days.
After half a year with Sjöstedt as party leader the Left Party remains stable at 5.5 percent support in the polls.