Collective agreements are signed for certain periods, usually two to four years. A collective agreement is mandatory for both the employers` organization and its members, the union and its members, on the other. In addition, a collective agreement is generally also in practice, if not theoretically, for individual non-unionized workers and unionized workers who belong to a union other than the union that are part of the collective agreement, provided that (i) the worker works with collective agreement tasks and (ii) that the union to which the worker is affiliated is not bound by another collective agreement with the employer. As a collaborator in one of the schools/companies of the University of Junking, you are covered by the central collective agreements “Villkorsavtalen” of the Swedish State Employers` Agency (our central employer organisation). In addition, the University of Junking has “additional local collective agreements” on the server. Collective agreements are available in full in Swedish, but there is also a brief summary in English. Collective agreements can make a big difference to your portfolio. For example, workers who have a collective agreement receive higher benefits when they stay at home with sick children, if they themselves become ill or are unhappy enough to suffer a workplace injury. Their pension is also positively influenced by collective agreements, and the difference can amount to hundreds of thousands of kronor on the day of their working wine trip. Local collective agreements can also apply in your workplace, which complement the rules of the central collective agreement and offer better conditions, such as additional parental leave benefits, skills development or flexible hours. Find out what`s going on for you by talking to elected representatives of graduates in your workplace.
It is important to determine which collective agreement applies to your position so that you can learn more about your working conditions. Information in English on the collective agreements of the joint venture A collective agreement can only be signed after receipt of all documents. The pre-signing review of the agreement is carried out in Swedish. If the company representative is not fluent in Swedish, the company must arrange and pay an interpreter`s fee at the meeting. To see and calculate how your income would be affected in different situations, depending on whether or not you have a collective agreement, visit knegdeg.se, a website run by PTK on behalf of the Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers and other organizations. One of the most important tasks of the Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers is to lay the foundations for a good and safe professional life by negotiating collective agreements. These agreements address issues such as working conditions, parental leave and occupational pensions. IKEM – the Swedish employers` organisation for industry and chemistry is bound by ten collective agreements. Nine of them are employment contracts. The Industriestrifacket Metall workers` union is the opponent of these nine agreements. In addition, IKEM – the Swedish employers` organisation for industry and chemistry – is bound by a collective agreement for employees. The counterparties of this agreement are the employee unions Ledarna, Unionen, Sveriges Ingenjurr and Naturvetarna.
These agreements address all issues such as conditions and terminations of employment contracts, working time, minimum wage, leave pay and sick pay, etc. As has already been said, these agreements are often supplemented by local collective agreements. Some collective agreements concern the general relationship between an employer or employer organization and unions. These agreements generally address issues such as participation, negotiation procedures and the definition of common objectives related to future labour market developments and employers.