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Industrial action in Sweden - a new pattern?

Lindberg, Henrik;
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  • Published: 16 Sep 2011
Abstract
The paper studies the modern conflict patterns and conflict dimensions in Sweden 1993-2005. The aim is to trace and interpret the new patterns and dimensions of labour market conflict by collecting and compiling strike data from the National Conciliation Office, (1993-99) and the National Mediation Office (2000-2005). On the whole, strike activity has decreased steadily from the 1980s and onwards and in large parts of the Swedish labour market conflicts are very rare. A few small un-ions organising primarily non-manufacturing working class in the domestic sector, account for the majority of the sanctioned conflicts. The new pattern is that the re-maining conflic...
Subjects
free text keywords: Labour market; conflict; strike; secondary strike; blockade; Sweden; collective bargaining; strike patterns, jel:J52
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