[Marxism] Social Democratic economic policy in Sweden

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Nov 9 13:18:44 MST 2015


AP, September 21, 1992
TURMOIL IN EUROPE; Sweden to Cut Worker Benefits

STOCKHOLM, Sept. 20— The Government reached agreement today with the 
main opposition party on an austerity program that would reduce state 
benefits for employee needs like sick leave and workers' compensation, 
further eroding Sweden's welfare system.

The deal is aimed at helping Prime Minister Carl Bildt avoid a collapse 
of his center-right coalition Government and at restoring confidence in 
the economy in advance of Sweden's expected entry into the European 
Community by 1997. The package still requires parliamentary approval.

Employers and unions will take over payments for sick leave and 
occupational injury insurance from the Government, the news agency T.T. 
said.

Mr. Bildt held four days of talks with the Social Democrats, the main 
opposition party, to gain backing for the package.



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