1500 new jobs can't wait

We welcome a very well-written inquiry.

· The investigation states, among other things:

· Increase in employment in the industry by 1 people, ie a 500% increase

· 300% increased turnover in water washing for consumers

· Positive labor supply effects

Reduced sick leave from stress

· Positive for economic equality

· Reduced undeclared work

Since the inquiry was presented, much has happened in our world. This welcome reform is scheduled to be introduced on January 1, 2021. Unfortunately, it may be too late for many businesses. We live in the middle of a 100-year storm and the government is not acting vigorously now many companies will not succeed. Here, according to many, there is a self-financed proposal that almost everyone, if not all parties support.

For smaller consumer-oriented laundries and for those with a focus on the hospitality industry, financial sustainability is in many cases limited to 1-2 months. Large notice and short-term layoffs have been laid. We have an acute crisis.

In times of social distance, service and goods transport from and to the home is an effective way to limit the spread of infection.

The extension of the Ruth deduction makes it easier for families with children and the elderly when they can get help with the life puzzle. The quality-assured processes of professional laundries are completely set to reduce resource use. From a climate and environmental point of view, it is also perfectly right to move laundry to optimized facilities

Today, about 5 people work in the laundry and textile service industry and we have sales of just over SEK 000 billion. The industry is staff-intensive, salaries account for 5,5 per cent of costs, and usually employ many young people, many without completed education and many who are born abroad. This means that the industry normally functions as an efficient integration engine where there are great opportunities for people who are far from the labor market to get a job. As our industry fails, it creates extra serious rings on the water, both in the short and long term. Examples of services are work clothes and cloths for the industry and the service industry, hotel and restaurant textiles, staff, patient, bed and operating textiles for care and care, as well as entrance mats, mops and towel rolls.

When people do not sleep over in a hotel or eat in a restaurant, no textiles are washed. When people are not at work, you do not need work clothes. There is a need for fewer fresh and welcoming entrance mats. Laundries are a service feature that helps the hospitality industry to offer comfort and positive experiences. But we are totally dependent on guests and staff.

When large parts of the industry meet a sharp decline in demand, every conceivable increase is required. In addition to the above benefits, consumer facilitation also offers vulnerable companies, often less family-owned, better prospects and an opportunity to survive the current closure due to the Corona pandemic.

In particular, we would like to emphasize the importance of introducing the extension of the Ruth deduction in the laundry sector with simple administrative rules.

We request reinstatement as soon as possible on 1 June.

Malmö 2020-04-06

Daniel Kärrholt
Federal Officer

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