The aim of these unions is to look out for the best interests of their members when it comes to such issues as salaries, working conditions and disputes.
The Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations (Saco-S)
Saco-S is an umbrella organisation comprising 22 independent unions that represent different groups of government-employed academics.
The Union of Civil Servants (Fackförbundet ST)
ST is a trade union organisation within the Civil Service Central Organisation (TCO). It represents employees of government agencies, regardless of their occupation or position.
The Swedish Teachers’ Union (Lärarförbundet)
This trade union is also part of the Civil Service Central Organisation (TCO), which works to improve the rights of its members when it comes to such issues as salaries, working hours, the work environment and professional development.
The Public Employees’ Negotiation Council (Offentliganställdas förhandlingsråd)
The Public Employees’ Negotiation Council (OFR) is an umbrella organisation for 15 trade union organisations. Within OFR, unions consult and cooperate on common issues. At Dalarna University, it is the Union of Civil Servants (ST) and the Swedish Teachers’ Union (Lärarförbundet) that represent OFR.