Your employment contract defines the agreements that you and your employer have entered into that cover, in addition to the collective agreement, areas such as employment, form of employment, salary, overtime and all benefits. If you do not have a collective agreement, your employment contract must contain everything that is part of the collective agreement to allow you to work on a level playing field. 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. As an employee of a company without a collective agreement, you must agree to your working conditions with your employer. This is done in your employment contract. What exactly is a round of negotiations? It forms the basis of collective agreements and is a recurring event. The social partners are negotiating new agreements governing wages and working conditions and negotiations will take place in three general stages: priorities and requirements, negotiations on agreements and the signing of agreements. Then begins the work on the implementation of the agreements on the ground.
Holidays, working time and the right to parental leave are governed by Swedish law. This is the case for all those who work in Sweden. However, the law does not cover everything, far from it, and sets only minimum levels. Thus, in addition to the law, there is the collective agreement that was negotiated between the Swedish Association of University Engineers and thought organizations. Collective agreements set out the terms and conditions of employment of unionized workers as well as the rights, privileges and obligations of the union, employer and workers. TBS has published the highlights of the latest round of collective agreements that have been signed. Bargaining Partners: UNIFOR Collective Agreement Airtime: June 30, 2022 Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitrator: Federal Government Dockyard Trades and Labour Council (Esquimalt) (West) (FGDTLC (W)) Agreement expiry date: 30. January 2023 Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration See and calculate how your income is influenced in different situations, depending on whether you have a collective agreement or not you knegdeg.se, a website run by PTK on behalf of the Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers and other organizations.