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ARTICLE27 October 2020

Swedish Enterprise opposes a European Directive on Minimum Wages 

The European Commission has presented its proposal for a new Directive on minimum wages. The Swedish Government, the Parliament and social partners are strongly opposed to the proposal, as it threatens to undermine the Nordic labour market model. 

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Swedish Enterprise has compiled the main arguments against a Directive; you can download these as a document on this page.

In this, you’ll find more information on, for example:

·       The importance of autonomous social partners as a basis for the Swedish labour market model

·       The potentially highly disruptive impact of binding EU rules on minimum wages

·       The EU’s lack of competence in regulating pay

·       The EU’s avoidance of involvement in wage formation as a prerequisite for our EU membership

·       The role of wages as compensation for work performed, not as a political instrument.

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