Guest Membership

Guest Membership is offered to non Swedish citizens that have been granted a Swedish work permit.

About Guest Membership in Unionen

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.

This Guest Membership is the same as regular membership for employees, providing the same services and benefits as other members are entitled to.

Who can become a guest member in Unionen?

Guest Membership is offered to anyone that has been granted a work permit to carry out work in Sweden and who is a citizen

  1. of a country within EU/EEA and Switzerland and is on a posting from your home country for work in Sweden
  2. of a third country

Differences to Unionen's standard terms

  • Only 200 SEK in membership fee for the whole year (compared to 225 SEK for standard membership)
  • Membership is valid for one year (or less if a work permit expires before the end of 12 months)
  • If you want the membership to progress to a regular membership for employees, you need to apply for that before the Guest Membership is closed.

Someone to ask

If you need advice and support regarding your work situation, contact us by telephone on 0770-870 870, Mon - Fri between 09:00-17:00. We will also help you if you have any questions, for example:

  • How long is my notice period?
  • How many hours am I actually allowed to work? 
  • What should I do if I feel I am being discriminated against?
  • Can I refuse to work overtime?
  • What is the average salary in Sweden in my profession?
  • What should I do if my employer wants to give me notice of termination?
  • What should I do if I do not get paid what I thought I would?
  • Am I entitled to sickness benefits if I get ill?
  • Am I entitled to vacation?

The Swedish Labour Market - this is how it works

A guide to the role of trade unions, collective agreements, freedom of association and who does what on the Swedish labour market. 

Read more about it here

The Benefits of a Membership in Unionen

Unionen is Sweden’s largest private-sector trade union and the largest white-collar trade union in the world. 

Some of the benefits offered:

  • Someone to ask
  • We keep an eye on wages (including minimum wages)
  • Security even when you're out of work
  • Different types of insurances
  • Always close to you

Read more about the benfefits here.

Guest membership

Personal details

Daytime telephone number
Year/Month/Day

Employer details

The company´s full name
Address of workplace
Responsabilities / Position
SEK per month
Year/Month I want to join Unionen

Unionen handles your personal information. read more here: www.unionen.se/privacy

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