Union challenges minister over wage increases

Sweden Sweden
Blue-collar local government union Kommunal has attacked the government for calling for wage moderation in the public sector. The union is particularly angry about the fact that this will mean a sector dominated by women will be getting lower increases than sectors dominated by men and so will increase the gender pay gap. Official government projections for wage increases in industry and construction for the years 2012-2015 are 3.5%, 3.7%, 3.8% and 3.8%. In contrast, the projections for the municipal sector are all below these figures, at 2.8% in 2012 and then 3.2% in each of the following years.
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