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Swedish Social democrats have lost the unions.


For the first time ever, the social democratic party (SAP) is not the largest in the unions (LO - "Landsorganisationen"). The Sweden democrats are now slightly bigger, 31% to 30.6%.
Ten years ago, the social democrats had 60% of union votes.

The most recent changes have been among women in "Kommunal". They have had to deal with constant cuts for years, and were not impressed with the extra burden of poorly thought out projects that brought in as "extra help" many people who were, among other things, unwilling to listen to female managers.
Violence and insecure public spaces have meant that women increasingly cannot move freely at night. The government is seen as all talk, no action.

The call centres set up and manned by the unions were instrumental in the "not terrible" result for SAP in the last general election, 2018.

Is this the beginning of the end of the party of racial biology, mass sterilisation, appeasement towards Hitler, Stalin and the Soviet Union, close ties with DDR, more recently a security risk to all of Europe with lax terror legislation, and of course always, always "power at any cost"  ... ?
Not a decade to soon.

sapere aude

by Number 6 on Thu Oct 24th, 2019 at 08:15:30 AM EST
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