"We cannot have conflicts in the Swedish building industry", says employers' representative Ola Månsson.
He has agreed to the union demand, that construction firms make sure that their subcontractors also follow labour laws and collective agreements. This issue will now be overseen by a working group.
The head of the builders' union, Johan Lindholm, says to news agency TT that Sweden is following its its Nordic neighbours in making sure that companies take responsibility for their subcontractors.
A strike would have meant 3,000 workers, in 160 workplaces, downing tools.