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Rebellion stirs in Sweden against system that keeps wages down

The central business district in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 6, 2019. Foto: Bloomberg photo by Mikael Sjoberg

Staffan Grondal, a surgeon at the hospital in Stockholm's wealthy Danderyd suburb, had enough. Unable to offer enough pay to hire a nurse needed to keep his clinic running at full speed he decided to step down.

Grondal's frustration is a warning of an emerging conflict that's threatening to unravel the two-decade-old Swedish labor market framework that has kept wages in check to protect the country's powerful exporters...

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