Collective agreements are adapted to specific conditions at your workplace and are therefore benefitial for employees as well as employers.
From an international perspective legal protection is relatively weak. For this reason it is important to ensure that your workplace is covered by a collective agreement, and that you have a contract of employment.
You can find more information on the Swedish labour market if you visit www.workinginsweden.se.
No collective agreement?
If your workplace does not have a collective agreement, you should always ask representatives of Naturvetarna (The Swedish Association of Professional Scientists) to review your contract of employment before accepting a post. Our representatives can also help you identify the terms that apply to your employment.
You can download a template agreement for companies without collective agreement.
Template individual employment contract (pdf)
The most important law regulation that concerns the relationship between employer and employee, is Act (1976:580 ) regarding Co-Determination in the Workplace (pdf).
Another important law is Act (1974:358) regarding Trade Union Representatives Status at the Workplace (pdf)
Most Swedish labour legislation is found in this government webpage.
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