Municipal union welcomes initiative on nursing home staffing

Sweden
Local government union Kommunal is pleased by the decision of the parliamentary social affairs committee to call for guidelines and minimum levels of staffing in nursing homes. However, the union emphasises that the important thing is to ensure that these standards will be applied in practice in both municipal and private care homes. It also wants to ensure that employees in private homes have the right to blow the whistle if they find companies failing to meet the standards. [Read more at > Kommunal (SV)->http://www.kommunal.se/Kommunal/press/Pressmeddelanden/Kommunal-valkomnar-riksdagsbeslut-om-mer-personal-pa-aldreboenden/]

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