Trade union work and collective agreement
Our members and us are historical, because we are a part of the Swedish model. The Swedish model was founded in 1938 and means that our working conditions are regulated to a large extent of collective agreements and labour laws only stipulate a minimum level. The content in the collective agreement is negotiated between the trade unions and the employers. The conditions we have today can’t be taken for granted because there is a constant tug of war between the employers and us as union representatives about what conditions there should be. In order for us to be a strong negotiator active trade union organisations are required, as well as a large number of members.