Stockholm’s District Court has denied Tesla a temporary injunction that would have forced Swedish postal workers to continue processing license plate deliveries for Tesla vehicles, in the latest episode in a dispute that has erupted between Tesla and workers who provide services for the American brand’s vehicles in Sweden, and are demanding collective bargaining agreements from Tesla.
The lawsuit was the second filed by Tesla in Swedish courts to mitigate the effects of the widening refusal of Swedish workers from different industries to continue providing services related to Tesla vehicles unless the American firm backs down. issue of collective labor agreements for its engineers at its vehicle maintenance and inspection points in Sweden.
The latter’s strike at seven Tesla workshops in Sweden began with the support of the metal union IF Metall on October 27 and has since been joined by eight more trade unions ranging from the dock workers who manage the loading and unloading of Tesla cars at Sweden’s ports, electricians, craftsmen and aluminum producers to postal workers, refuse to provide services related to Tesla vehicles and Tesla.
It is worth noting that Tesla had already filed a lawsuit against the Swedish Ministry of Transport, a lawsuit which it won, in order to solve the problem of the license plates intended for its cars not being displayed at Tesla sales points. However, despite the specific court decision positive for Tesla, the transport ministry responded that the plates can only be sent via the Swedish post office. Hence Tesla filed a new lawsuit against the postal workers and the Swedish post office.
Mr. Tesla, Elon Musk did not fail to comment on the situation, describing it via X Twitter as “paranoid”.
In any case, through a related announcement responding to Tesla’s new lawsuit, Swedish Post has pointed out that the constitutionally guaranteed right to strike is stronger than the duty to deliver packages to Tesla.
The final decision on the matter and the new litigation between Tesla and Swedish Post from the competent Swedish court is expected to be issued soon.