Invest in your working life - join Unionen
First 3 months free.* Join today and get access to our superior tools and benefits free of charge 3 months.
Our collective agreements also mean that you do not have to negotiate important conditions and benefits all on your own. As a member of Unionen you will simply get more out of working life – when you have a job, are moving to a new job, are between jobs or when you want to study.
Keep a check on wages
Is it time to negotiate a new salary? Our wages statistics are in great demand and together with our advisory services they can help to hone your arguments. Did you know that you are entitled to an annual salary review if your workplace is covered by Unionen’s collective agreement?
Someone to ask
Do you need advice and support in your work situation? How long is my period of notice? How many hours am I actually allowed to work? What should I do if I feel I am being discriminated against? What should I bear in mind if I am posted abroad? We at Unionen know what your rights are and are experts on Swedish business and industry. You will receive quick and professional support and we will help you to negotiate if problems arise at the workplace.
Security even when you are out of work
We live in uncertain times. However, if you do become unemployed, your membership of Unionen includes one of Sweden’s best income protection insurances as a complement to the unemployment benefit you will receive from the regular unemployment fund . You can receive 80 per cent of your income if you become unemployed, up to a level of SEK 60 000 per month. You can also voluntarily increase your insurance to cover more payment days and up to a level of SEK 150 000 per month. If you are only a member of the unemployment fund, the maximum you can receive is approximately SEK 11 000 per month.
A career boost
Time to take the next step? Our career coaches can help you to draw up a plan for how you want to develop and move on in your career. You can also use the various tools we provide, such as our CV guide and our competence mapping, career coaching and career planning services, recruitment consultancy and Cv-bank. If you want to improve your professional skills through further studies or training you can apply for Unionen’s study grant, which is worth up to SEK 12 400.
You can benefit from our agreements
Unionen’s collective agreements comprise many valuable benefits at work that you perhaps take for granted: annual wage increases, overtime payments, extra payments in connection with parental leave and illness, occupational pensions and insurance schemes. On our website, unionen.se, you can calculate just how much you yourself gain from having an agreement at your workplace. If you become a member you will be able to influence the conditions in the agreement. You will also make us stronger when the time comes to negotiate improvements with the employers.
Many pay less
It pays to be almost half a million members. This means that we can negotiate favourable discounts and offers that give you a little extra value for your membership fee. As a member of Unionen you can take out favourable personal and property insurance policies with the insurance companies Förenade Liv and If and get bank loans on good terms. You can also get discounts on everything from travel and magazine subscriptions to electricity and telephony.
Always close to you
Unionen is the largest trade union in the private sector in Sweden and has 27 offices and 35 000 elected representatives at workplaces throughout the country. We are always close to you and have local knowledge and expertise to a greater extent than many other trade unions. Our website, unionen.se, is always open and offers the latest news and useful facts about your working life.
Last but not least: Eight times a year you will receive our popular members’ magazine Kollega, full of news, debate and articles relating to working life.
Don’t forget the unemployment fund!
Membership of Unionen does not automatically mean that you are a member of Unionen’s unemployment fund. If you are not affiliated to an unemployment fund then you are not covered by Unionen’s income protection insurance either. It is therefore important that you apply for membership of an unemployment fund. On www.unionensakassa.se you can read more about Unionen’s unemployment fund, apply for membership and see the fee that applies to you. Join Unionen by calling 0771-743 743 or use the application form found in the top right hand corner on this page.
* Your dues to your unemployment fund, along with the premium for the electivepart of the income insurance is supplementary. This offer does not apply to former Tria-members, dual-member or member who have been free of charge due to other campaign- or introduction offers in the last 12 months.
Guest membership is offered to anyone that has been granted a work permit to carry out work in Sweden and who is a citizen of countries outside the EU/EES and Switzerland. For just 200 SEK you will become a guest member and get quick and professional support concerning everything in your working life in Sweden. If you are employed in Sweden you may even be represented in legal labour issues. Being a guest member immediately entitles you to advice, and after three months entitles you to be represented in negotiations, as long as the matter occurred after your application for membership was accepted by Unionen.