Employers’ and employees’ organisations represent their members – employers and employees respectively – and have as their assignment to look after the interests of their members. They negociate together, for example in order to draw up collective agreements and solve disputes.
There are local and central organisations.
On the part of the employees there are trade union federations and trade unions. Most trade unions belong in their turn to one of three federations – LO, TCO or SACO (a number of member unions are listed below under each respective federation).
There is furthermore PTK (Private Civil Servants’ Cartel) that is a negociation and cooperation organisation for 27 member associations.
On the part of the employers there are various employers’ organisations for private and Government employers. Most of them are in their turn members of one of the following:
The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
The Transport Group
The Swedish Food Federation
The Swedish Forest Industries Federation
The Employers’ Association of the Swedish Steel and Metal Industry
The Federation of Swedish Forestry and Agricultural Employers
The Swedish Trade Federation
The Swedish Construction Federation
The Swedish Hotel and Restaurant Association
The Swedish Transport Group
Swedish Technology Associations
Swedish Heating, Ventilation and Sanitation Associations
The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR):
governmental, professional and employer-related interests of Sweden’s municipalities, county councils and regions.
The Swedish Agency for Government Employers (SAGE):
administrative authority and representative for Government employers’ issues.