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Industrial Action in Sweden: A New Pattern?

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Arbetsmarknad, Henrik Malm Lindberg, Kollektivavtal, Konflikter, Konfliktregler

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The paper studies the modern conflict patterns and conflict dimensions in Sweden 1993-2005. The aim is to trace and interpret the new patterns and dimensions of labour market conflict by collecting and compiling strike data from the National Conciliation Office, (1993-99) and the National Mediation Office (2000-2005). On the whole, strike activity has decreased steadily from the 1980s and onwards and in large parts of the Swedish labour market conflicts are very rare. A few small un-ions organising primarily non-manufacturing working class in the domestic sector, account for the majority of the sanctioned conflicts. The new pattern is that the re-maining conflicts in broad terms can be divided in two parts: conflicts over wages and other working conditions and conflicts about the collective bargaining itself. Each with its own logic.

Related content: Working Paper No. 176

Lindberg, H. (2012). ”Industrial Action in Sweden: A New Pattern?” In Lindberg, H. & Karlson, N. (Eds.), Labour Markets at a Crossroads. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.


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