Membership Terms and Conditions
The statutes of Unionen cover all members. We wish to draw your attention specifically to a couple of things mentioned in the statutes.
As a new member, you are immediately entitled to advice and information from Unionen and after three months you can be represented in negotiations, as long as the matter occurred three months after your application for membership was accepted by Unionen.
Exemptions from the three month rule may be granted if there are special circumstances, for example if Unionen has a fundamental interest in the matter. Exemptions may also be granted if the member is new to the labour market, for example has come directly from being a student, immigrated from another country or some other similar situation. You are immediately entitled to support in negotiations if you are switching directly from membership of another trade union.
Do not forget that you need to be a member of a Swedish unemployment insurance fund, the Unionen unemployment insurance fund or some other, in order to be entitled to our income protection insurance scheme.
If you wish to become a member of the Unionen unemployment insurance fund or any other unemployment insurance fund of your choice, you need to submit a separate application form supplied by the unemployment insurance fund.
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 a country outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland. For just SEK 200 you will become a guest member and get quick and professional support concerning all aspects of your working life in Sweden. If you are employed in Sweden, we can also represent you 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.