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Sweden – Staffing firm accused of violating pay rules

24 January 2013

A Swedish union claimed this week that a prominent staffing company to local authorities in Sweden has violated rules and failed to pay workers the proper wages, according to local media reports. 

The union, Unionen, said it is looking into 16 cases where the staffing company Bemannia allegedly violated regulations set out in a collective labour agreement. The staffing firm has been accused of asking employees to fill in ”strange” employment forms.

The union also alleged that the firm did in some cases not pay the right amount of wages to staff because of the way they asked employees to fill in labour contracts.

The staffing firm responded to the claims last night. CEO Staffan Bruzelius said: “For us at Bemannia it is always important that we comply with applicable collective bargaining agreements, laws and other regulations.”

But, he added, that due to the company’s rapid growth in recent years, their administrative procedures may in some cases have failed to keep up. “We have now initiated a review of our procedures and an analysis of our agreements to adjust any inaccuracies,” he said.

Speaking about the allegations that some workers did not receive their rightful salary, Mr Bruzelius said the firm will look into every case carefully although he said employees may be to blame. “We can conclude that in the majority of cases where the employee receives an improper payment of wages is due to improperly filled out timesheets.” Some workers also failed to report sick leave, he said.

“If it should turn out that Bemannia has implemented incorrect salary payments, we will, of course, quickly adjust this,” he said.


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Tim Giehll 24/01/2013 9:45 am

These allegations against a staffing firm by a Union is just one more example of the WAR between staffing firms and unions around the world. In an attempt to preserve their unfair Union dues and bloated Union boss paychecks, Union management has decided to attack staffing and their hard working employees. Unions have become obsolete right along with the buggy whip, but as they thrash around to survive, they are content to try and destroy other industries rather than evolve into a redistribution hub for their members. The Unions refuse to evolve and play a new purpose for society. The global staffing industry will win this war through innovation, customer service and employee training.

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