The road to decent work
This brochure gives you the history of the Swedish trade union movement and show why it is important with global solidarity between workers today. By knowing the past it is easier to understand the present. This is an English translation of the brochure "Vägen till ett bättre arbetsliv".
Strong trade unions, social dialogue and collective bargaining are three essential components if people are going to be able to get out of poverty. This was the case in Sweden, and it is currently the case in many other countries around the world. Global competition puts pressure on working conditions and pay rates everywhere. This is why global union cooperation is just as much about international solidarity as it is about defending working conditions at home.