Survey reveals better pay and conditions in public elderly care


The Kommunal municipal services union has published an updated version of its regular report comparing pay and conditions in public and private elder care. The data comes from official statistics and the union’s survey of members. The latest figures show that full-time employees in municipally run elderly care earn an average of SEK 2,400 (€230) more per month than those in private elderly care providers. In 2020, the share of part-time employees was 70% among private providers, compared to 54% in municipally run elderly care and for temporary workers it was 41% in private companies and 31% in the municipal operations. The survey also found that employees in private operations are less satisfied with their workplaces and state to a greater extent than municipal employees that they do not want to continue working in the same profession in the future.

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