The new requirements on working conditions within the context of public procurement under Swedish law

The state and industrial relations: From supportive to intrusive?

Niklas Bruun, University of Helsinki

The new EU Procurement Directives adopted in 2014 imposes new obligations on Member States to take effective measures in order to ensure that public contractors comply with social and labour law provisions including those established by collective agreements. The paper discusses the new Swedish legislation implementing the directive and discusses the problems which occur when linking the Swedish collective bargaining system with public procurement.