Notice: Annual General Meeting

Date: February 07,2018.

Notice for Annual General Meeting.

Dear Members,

Work Permit Holder’s Association is calling for its annual general meeting on February 25, 2018. It is true that foreign workers are passing through a crisis now and the association is working hard to inform the related authorities. During the year 2017, the association had meetings with Justice Department, Swedish Migration Agency. The association also delivered its all kind of research and analysis to the related important persons in the parliament, including the Honorable Prime Minister. We also participated and shared information in Almadenvecka, Järvavecka, and different seminars.  We tried our best. However, these are  not our only goal to work with. Our vision is to synchronize all the stakeholders, so that the foreign workers can always follow correct information. As a part of our vision we are in a process to communicate different labor unions. Many of us, unfortunately may not be able to stay here, but the association will continue its work and thus your presence is very important in the meeting. We hope that all of you will be able to join.

Date: February 25, 2018

Place: ABF Stockholm, Sveavägen 41, 111 83 Stockholm.

Time: 14:00


On Behalf of WPHA,

Md. Rafiqul Islam /Secretary

Lagrådet’s feedback on the law proposal

The bill for overall assessment had been sent to Lagrådet (The Legislative Council) for comments. The council published a document on October 31st, 2017 in which the members have shown disapproval of the proposal for reasons that we have summarised in English below:

  • There is a general need for a remiss in parliament proposition.
  • In some cases a need for quick handling of a motion is needed.
  • The stakeholders were given a short time to provide feedback on the proposal (29th September to 5th October).
  • Some stakeholders possibly only saw it on the 2nd of October which was too late.
  • Some stakeholders mentioned that it was on a short/hasty notice.
  • An estimation of how many people are affected now, and how many less there would be after this bill is not provided.
  • Consideration should be taken into account, that this is not only related to a small change to the current law or to the government’s proposition.
  • There is no reason mentioned to why this bill must pass by December 1st.
  • An investigation is ongoing and is due for submission December 31st, which is not too far away from this bill’s proposed date.
  • Related to the above-mentioned, it is deemed that Socialförsäkringsutskottet does not have good reasoning behind the short remiss time allowed, and thus has not fulfilled the requirements for (10 Kap 4 law for remises).
  • With reference to an earlier proposition (2013/14:227 s.18), the Lagrådsremiss at the time was that the cancellation of work permit should not be obligatory when the circumstances for the permit are changed. A permit could be cancelled, but the indvidual’s connection to the Swedish society should be taken into consideration.
  • The proposed bill is “too wide”, and according to the text this would be very general.
  • The bill risks that significant deteriorations in relation to collective agreements can be deemed acceptable as per bill text.
  • The application of this bill would – in addition to the added uncertainty – mean that a fundamental change in the current system would occur for workforce immigration. That issue is not highlighted in the remises.
  • A more close approach to addressing these work permit issues/situations could be to introduce an exemption from the mandatory revocation in case of ”minor cases”. i.e. add more to bill/law text.
  • With reference to the foregoing and the lack of preparation, Lagrådet disapproves of the proposal.

The original document with Swedish text can be found here:

— WPHA Core Team

Viktiga medarbetare utvisas på grund av ett ord i lagen

Snabbväxande svenska företag försätts i kris då viktiga medarbetare utvisas. Bakom avslagen om förlängt arbetstillstånd ligger allt för ofta bagatellartade avvikelser från gällande kollektivavtal. Nu måste något göras snabbt för de 8 600 medarbetare som väntar på sina besked.


Amelie Berg mfl

expert arbetsgivarfrågor, Svenskt Näringsliv

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WPHA at Almedalen 2017

WPHA attended Almedalen with the goal to evaluate the authorities’ as well as public’s understanding of the work permit holders’ issues. Not only this, we tried to raise as much awareness as we could through various means like distributing flyers explaining our situation, approaching media persons, talking with bureaucrats and politicians etc. We spent almost a week there, the chronological summary of which is as follows:

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Fick låg lön för 5 år sedan – utvisas nu

I sex år har Muhammad Golam Murshed arbetat på restauranger i Upp­sala, betalat skatt och aldrig tagit en krona i bidrag. Nu ska han ­utvisas då han under några månader för fem år sedan tjänade mindre än vad Migrationsverket kräver. Trots att myndigheten redan accepterat detta i ett beslut från år 2014.

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Vi behöver en stopplag direkt

ALMEDALEN Nästan alla är överens om att de orimliga utvisningarna av arbetskraftsinvandrare behöver stoppas. Bagatellartade detaljer ska inte hindra företag från att få behålla kvalificerad arbetskraft. Men ännu har ingen förändring kommit till stånd och människor blir fortfarande utvisade.

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Why Almedalen Week isn’t just for insiders

This week’s Almedalen Festival is often written off as a champagne-fuelled political bubble. But for Bangladeshi campaigner Tawhid Amanullah, it allowed him to get through to people who matter. Continue reading “Why Almedalen Week isn’t just for insiders”

Misstag som påverkar liv

Runt jul förra året berättades i medier om flera personer som utvisats från Sverige på grund av smärre misstag som begåtts av arbetsköparen. Under ett års tid har organisationen WPHA, Work Permit Holders Association, försökt väcka frågan och organisationen har på kort tid vuxit enormt. Imorgon närvarar de i Almedalen.

Misstag som påverkar liv

Plan for demonstration and procession

  • We will do demonstration at Mynttorget At 1400 hrs, 11 June 2017.
  • We will start our procession peacefully and silently from Mynttorget to Sweden’s Television (SVT) and Sweden’s Radio (SR) , Oxenstiernsgatan at 15:00.
  • We will stay peacefully at the open space in front of Sveriges Television, Oxenstiernsgatan 26,105 10 Stockholm and Sveriges Radio AB, Oxenstiernsgatan 20,105 10 Stockholm for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Then two persons among us will give our open letter/appeal to SVT and SR and we will close our program after that.