Skellefteå hospital staff go on strike as negotiations flounder

Today at 11:00 AM, 2,000 members of the Swedish Association of Health Professionals (Vårdförbundet) went on strike.



Foto: Lars Eriksson

Västerbottens län2024-06-04 13:15

Deadlocked negotiations between the union and employers have prompted a strike by 2,000 members of the Swedish Association of Nursing Professions (Vårdförbundet) today at 11:00 AM. 

Region Västerbotten, anticipating disruptions, entered crisis management mode on Monday to monitor developments and take necessary precautions. 

In Skellefteå, 26 staff members are on strike.

Vårdförbundet's union chair, Sineva Ribeiro has said previously:

– We are seeking a long-term solution that includes a gradual reduction in working hours, the implementation of sustainable work schedules, and the establishment of four consecutive weeks of summer vacation. Furthermore, we advocate for a fair and competitive wage increase that ensures equal compensation for our work. We believe that wage adjustments should be implemented promptly, without a six-month waiting period.