Builders Union set to strike

Up to 3,000 builders may soon go on strike, as the Swedish Building Workers' Union has terminated its collective agreement and given notice that its members will strike against companies that are members of the Swedish Construction Federation. 

The strike will begin on March 12 and on March 19.

The union claims it has ben trying to negotiate a new agreement with employers for a month, but with no success, Swedish Radio news reports.

Employers have reacted to the news with surprise, saying only yesterday there were discussions about a temporary extension of the current agreement with the union.