Nursing assistants are bargaining priority for 2016

Sweden Sweden
Municipal union Kommunal has made it a priority to improve the salaries of nursing assistants in the 2016 bargaining round. The union argues that there is widespread support for this across society, not least from service users and their relatives. A real wage increase for all its 500,000 members is Kommunal's aim with a particular focus on the lowest paid in its strategy to reduce pay gap between jobs dominated by women and those dominated by men. The union says that it is unfair that nursing assistants are paid on average SEK 2800 (€300) a month less than factory workers even though they have the same level of training and an increase in pay is an essential element of a strategy to boost recruitment.
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