European Social Charter

The Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) and the Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees (TCO) lodge a complaint against Sweden

Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) and Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees (TCO) v. Sweden, Complaint No. 85/2012

[18/07/2012] The Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) and the Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees (TCO) have lodged a complaint against Sweden: Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) and Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees (TCO) v. Sweden, Complaint No. 85/2012.

The complaint was registered on 27 June 2012. It relates to the right to organise (Article 5 of the Charter), the right to bargain collectively (Article 6 of the Charter), and the right to information and consultation (Article 21 of the Charter).

The complainant trade unions allege that  following the ECJ judgment in the Laval case (C-341/05), subsequent amendments to Swedish legislation have restricted the rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining.

Complaint No. 85/2012
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