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Industrial action in Sweden - a new pattern?

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  • Lindberg, Henrik

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    (The Ratio Institute)

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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.

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Paper provided by The Ratio Institute in its series Ratio Working Papers with number 176.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 16 Sep 2011
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:ratioi:0176

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Keywords: Labour market; conflict; strike; secondary strike; blockade; Sweden; collective bargaining; strike patterns;

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  1. P Ingram & David Metcalf & Jonathan Wadsworth, 1992. "Do Strikes Pay?," CEP Discussion Papers dp0092, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
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