Working life policy
The objective of working life policy is to ensure good working conditions and opportunities for development in the workplace for both women and men. Working life policy is to help achieve economic policy objectives, and thereby also help create the conditions for high and sustained growth and full employment.
Objectives of the three areas of working life policy
a working environment that prevents ill health and accidents, prevents people being excluded from work, takes account of people's different situations, and helps both individuals and the organisation to develop.
labour legislation that lays the foundations for working life that meets both employees' and employers' needs for flexibility, security and influence.
wage formation consistent with macroeconomic balance and good industrial relations.
Working life policy is divided into three areas: working environment, labour legislation and wage formation.
Working environment covers initiatives for working environments that function well. This includes the supervisory and other activities of the Swedish Work Environment Authority. It also includes support to the activities of regional safety representatives.
Labour legislation deals with labour legislation issues, apart from those concerning public employment legislation.
Wage formation covers initiatives to ensure effective wage formation and mediation in labour disputes. It also includes the activities of the National Mediation Office, e.g. costs of mediation, information activities and the production of statistics.