This is Unionen

Unionen is Sweden’s largest trade union on the private labour market and the largest white-collar trade union in the world. We have 700 000 members, of which 29 000 are elected representatives, in more than 89 000 companies and organisations.

Become a member of Sweden's largest trade union

The best decision of your working life - at least if you ask our 700,000 members.
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Applications for work permits - opinions issued by Unionen

Read more here.

Videos - more about Unionen and the Swedish labour market

What's the deal with Unionen?

Find out more about who can be a member and how we are organized.

The union and the unemployment fund (a-kassa)

Learn how to differentiate between the union and the unemployment fund (a-kassa).

What is a collective agreement?

The basis of the Swedish model in the labour market. The collective agreement is an agreement between the union and the employer or the employers´ organization.

What is the Swedish model?

Learn more about the cooperation between the unions and the employer organisations - also known as the Swedish model.

What does co- and counterparty mean?

This is what co- and counterparty mean in a union context.

Unionen's Income insurance

As a member of Unionen, you are covered by income protection insurance that supplements the payment you receive from your unemployment insurance fund (a-kassa). Unionens Income insurance is included in the membership and secures your income of up to SEK 60.000 a month if unemployed for up to 150 days.

Make your workplace better for everyone!

Become a workplace representative

As a workplace representative, you are the link between members in the workplace, the employer and Unionen. This is an important trade union role in which you, together with your colleagues, have good opportunities to influence conditions at work.

Become a work environment representative

As a union work environment representative (safety representative), you work to ensure that you and your colleagues are safe and healthy at work. You work with both the psychological and the physical working environment. You are also your manager’s best source of support on work environment management.

Form a club

Having your own club is the best way to get involved and change things at your workplace. We’ll tell you more about engagement at the workplace, what having a club involves and what the benefits are.

Already elected?

Already elected as a a workplace representative

Here you will find information about the activities if you have already been elected as a workplace representative.

Already elected as a a work environment representative

Here you will find information about the activities if you have already been elected as a work environment representative.

Already elected to the club board?

Here you will find information about the club’s activities if you have already been elected as a board member.


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This is Unionen
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