The Swedish labour market has long been recognized for long-term job security, generous employment benefits and combining business innovation. Together with one of the highest living standards in the world, Sweden now sets a new principle for labour migration regulations, making it easier than ever for non-EU citizens to work and live in Sweden.
The rate of labour force participation is high in Sweden in contrast to other European countries, particularly among women. It is distinguished that over seventy five percentages of workers in Sweden are members of a trade union.
In Sweden, collective agreements conventionally play an important role in adjusting relations between employers and employees. Collective agreements can deal with any aspect of the employment relationship, such as working conditions, wages, and the conditions of employment. According to the Annual Leave Act, all employees are given a right of a minimum of twenty five working days of annual vacation. Under the Working Hours Act, normal working hours are limited to a maximum of forty hours per week.
Concerning the work climate, it’s usually informal and open. They call the boss by her or his first name, inspire teamwork, have flexible work hours, and endeavor for gender equality. A long tradition of active labour market policies and influential unions has made outcome in a strong protection of workers’ rights and many benefits for Swedish employees.