The collective agreement is our foundation
Being a trade union member signifies that you promise your colleagues never to accept work for lower wages and worse conditions than those prescribed by the collective agreement. The more members our union represents, the more leverage we have.
A stronger union can organize more workers and see to it that all companies/employers in our industries sign union contracts. It is of utmost importance that members never accept work in a company that has not signed a union contract. If a particular workplace is not bound by a union contract we encourage our members to contact their local representative immediately.
All Swedish trade unions cooperate on the collective agreements. Thus, we practically always succeed in signing union contracts. A united trade union movement is too strong for any single company to fight.