However, the lawsuit remains against a dozen or so, randomly selected, train drivers who participated in the illegal strike.

"For us, it is important to uphold the Swedish model and honour the current agreements. Therefore, we want the Labor Court to be able to rule on the issue. At the same time, we have a great responsibility towards our commuter rail passengers and for them not to be affected by the legal process, which is why we have taken the decision to drop the majority of the lawsuits, says Joakim Sundh, CEO of MTR Pendeltågen.

According to MTR, the three-day strike affected around 460,000 daily commuter rail passengers and the socio-economic cost is estimated to be a criak of SEK 300 million.

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