Report emphasizes need for better pay and conditions in eldercare

Sweden Sweden
Municipal workers’ union Kommunal has published a new report that reveals a dramatic decline in the number of young people interested to work in elder care. It points out that the average salary for a nurse in the sector is several thousand less than that of an industrial worker, while working hours also make the job less attractive with frequent weekend service and split shifts. The sector has a high proportion of hourly-paid and temporary employment workers with 60% working part time. Kommunal wants legislation to provide a right to work full time.
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