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New contract of employment for those with new placements

Employees affected by the changes in operations that come into force on 1 January 2020, and those affected by the efficiency enquiry, will be given new contracts of employment. These will be sent to the relevant employees during January and February. 

Approximately 900 employees will be affected by the changes in operations that come into force on 1 January 2020, when five departments are wound down and three new ones formed. In addition, approximately 50 employees will be affected by the efficiency enquiry.

In association with the need to set up so many new contracts of employment, the director of human resources decided to review current contracts of employment and adapt them to the general provisions of the labour market and to the recommendations of the Swedish Agency for Government Employers. A new formulation in the new contract is that employees are placed until further notice in a department or equivalent, and are placed until further notice at a specific location.

Pia Rundgren

“The new formulation means that the employer has the possibility to relocate employees to a new location within LiU, without using the process that we have until now used in association with the changes in operations that have been carried out during 2019. This means that we, in collaboration with employee associations, can reorganise operations according to needs”, says Pia Rundgren, director of human resources at LiU.

The new contract of employment will come into force on 1 January 2020 and will apply to those who are affected by the changes in operations and who have been offered new placements within LiU. In the future, people who are offered employment at LiU, and people whose contract of employment is to be extended, will be given the new contract. Employees whose organisational placement will be changed as a consequence of the efficiency enquiry will also be given the new contract. Employees who are not affected will retain their current contract of employment as long as the employment continues. In other words, LiU will in the future continue to have different contracts of employment.

“This means that also in the future we will have to take into consideration, and base employee issues on, the particular contract of employment an employee has in order to determine which provisions of employment law we must follow. It is our ambition that contracts of employment will in the long term conform with the one now being drawn up”, says Pia Rundgren.


Sara Hammarsten 2019-12-05




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Last updated: 2019-12-05