The Kommunal trade union has signed a new two-year agreement covering personal care assistants with the private care provider section of the Almega employers’ organisation. The agreement includes a 2.8% increase in the minimum wage from 1 February 2021 (to SEK 114.40 (EUR 11.30 an hour) and a further 2.3% on 1 July 2022 (to SEK 117.03 (EUR 11.56 an hour). However, pay rates in general will be set in local negotiations. The agreement sets the space for the negotiations but pay for individual workers will vary according to the local negotiations. The agreement includes several other provisions including better pay during call-outs and increased call-out allowances. Employer pension contributions will start from the age of 22 rather than 25.
Union negotiates two-year deal for personal care assistants in private sector
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(September 2016) Municipal union Kommunal has been successful in its campaign to secure a higher pay increase for the 40000 personal assistants working for private companies. As reported in the last issue, Kommunal rejected the 0.8% pay offer from the Almega employers' organisation, arguing that the pay increase should match the 2.2% agreed in the public sector. The higher increase was agreed after mediation.