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Swedish Trade Union Confederation

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posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 06:01 AM
So here is why migrants can't get jobs in Sweden aside from the fact that most of them probably can't read and write or speak the language, those are just more barriers.

Swedish Trade Union Confederation

The collective agreement model is based on strong trade unions and employers' organisations. A high membership rate is a key feature. About 90 per cent of the workers in Sweden are protected by collective agreements.About 70 per cent of all workers in Sweden are affiliated to a trade union. This high level of unionisation, together with the absence of legal provisions restricting the organisations' activities means that there is a considerable degree of autonomy for the social partners to conclude collective agreements.

90% of Swedish people are covered by unions. They must have great wages and benefits.

Swedish policy on immigrants and labor.

A major force against allowing immigrants to get integrated into Swedish society is the powerful labor unions. Not only do they control the level of what is not formally — but is effectively — a minimum wage in most occupations, but they also have veto power in approving permanent residency status. Recent examples of the absurdity of this system include the long-time owner of a small business who (on paper) made the equivalent of 50 cents per day below the average salary of union members in this industry. This was deemed to be “too little,” and therefore doesn't meet the formal requirements to make a living. Consequently, and on the labor union’s recommendation, he was deported along with his family after many years living in Sweden.

I heard about this on a podcast recently that I can't remember. If I find it I will post it but essentially a Swedish comedian on a comedy podcast.

During the podcast he spoke about the Swedish labor unions and how it's essentially impossible for immigrants to get into the unions and that it's not going to change anytime soon and it's been this way for most of the 1900's.

% of migrants in Sweden with jobs 1/3 of .1%

Perhaps it seemed like a good idea at the time, or at least humanitarian. Sweden let 163,000 "refugees" into their once-idyllic country last year, and government officials assured wary citizens that they would aid the economy. But a new report from the state-funded broadcaster says that just 494 — or 0.30306748466258% — have found jobs. Now that's a low number: You'd have to triple it just to get to 1%.

So there is obviously a massive disconnect between the Swedish Labor Unions and the government. I don't exactly blame Swedish people for wanting it to be this way as I see how it could help preserve their country and way of life but it's going to become a major problem (and already has) because the government actions do not reflect the will of the people.

posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 07:21 AM
Sweden has an advanced, diverse and developed economy. The level of trade union membership reflects the society and culture of the country.

Migrants come from a different place, have a different standard of education and skills. You are also right that many probably won't, or cannot learn the Swedish language. This lack of education and language is a barrier to the labour market.

Sweden is a model example of how not to introduce migrants into a host society. Not only is the outcome bad for the host nation who suffer from a cultural mismatch, it is bad for the migrant who discovers that the road is not paved with gold. When this happens you get ghettoisation and all the ensuing problems where the migrants just live apart as a burden on society.

posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 07:22 AM
You mean not every country and it's people accept outsiders with open arms?
No rolling out the red carpet?

posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 08:06 AM
I live in Sweden and the reason they do not get job is twofold. You need very much education and contacts to get a good job here and the majority have neither. People with years in collage even have problem with getting appropriate level jobs and sometimes have to take jobs they are very overqualified to do.

That also makes the demand for lower skilled labor even worse. We are also very far in the automation process making unskilled labor totally obsolete. Lower wages will not solve this issue since the level of wages that would be needed for their to become a real demand for this is so low that it is not possible to survive on that wage.

You need to get into the A-kassa to get money if you are fired that is connected to unions. But you do not have to join the Union to represent you and offer legal help. 2 different types of joining and since the Unions are not good at getting raise of wages I would only recommend joining the A-kassa to have protection. Never heard union saying no to a person joining if he is trying to get job in their field and have the required education.

The problem was probably that the migrant did not have a valid Swedish verification/license that proves that he/she knows the field. There are problems with companies not wanting to many practitioners in their field since it increases competition. For instance electrician where people can have a problem getting their practice spot that they need to get a license.

We have had "doctors" who are very unskilled that keep loosing their licenses or not even passing the test. According to this video 65 out of 431 outside Europe doctors have during 4 years been able to get a passing grade when they have written the Socialstyrelsens grundläggande läkarexamen.

There is a segment of people in Sweden that need migrant to make money even if the majority of migrants will never be self sufficient.

We have a oligarchy of companies that is controlling infrastructure and house/apartment building that makes it very expensive to build is Sweden. The politicians are not doing anything to fix it. Several decades of not building enough do create a shortage and inflated house prices.

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posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 10:28 AM
a reply to: toysforadults

Interesting story. If the migrants cant get jobs or make money maybe they'll eventually wise up and leave for some place they can make money?

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