When do I need the union?
Sometimes things don’t turn out the way you expect them to. Are you and your manager not getting along? Have you not received the salary you were due? Then it’s nice not to be alone. If a problem arises at work, the union is on your side. That’s why it’s important that you become a member.
What do I gain from joining a trade union?
Your union negotiates many things for you. For example, if your employer has a collective agreement, you are entitled to a minimum level of pay, holidays, pension, insurance and much more.
Trade union membership gives you protection at work that you would otherwise lack.
Which union should I join?
In Sweden, we have divided industries and professions between different trade unions. So the trade union responsible for your sector is an expert in your particular job. You can find out more about which one to choose here.
How can trade unions become stronger?
If many employees are members of a trade union, this increases the strength of any negotiations the union has with the employer. The more of us there are, the more influence we have.