Thursday, May 19

SD: Members should be allowed to decide whether the union should support the parties’ election campaigns – News (Ekot)

Jimmie Åkesson, Sweden Democrats’ party leader. LO’s chairman Susanna Gideonsson and the Social Democrats’ party leader Magdalena Andersson.

Listen: SD wants to introduce consent for union support for parties’ election campaigns

  • LO will spend SEK 30 million on campaigning for the Social Democrats in the election.

  • Now the Sweden Democrats want to put an end to the unions’ ability to support political parties in this way.

  • “We want to investigate the possibility of introducing Danish rules in Sweden, so that consent is required from the individual union member if it is the case that the union member’s fee is to be used for party funding,” says party leader Jimmie Åkesson.

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