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Employers’ and employees’ organisations

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).

Trade union federations:

LO – The Swedish Trade Union Confederation

Members of LO:
All LO unions 
The Swedish Building Workers’ Union
The Swedish Electricians’ Union
The Building Maintenance Workers’ Union
The Graphic Workers’ and Forest and Wood Workers’ Union(GS)
The Commercial Employees’ Union
The Hotel and Restaurant Workers’ Union
The Swedish Industrial Workers’ and Metalworkers’ Union(IF)
The Swedish Municipal Workers’ Union
The Swedish Food Workers’ Union
The Swedish Painters’ Union
The Swedish Paper Workers’ Union
The Union for Service and Communications Workers (Seko)
The Swedish Transport Workers’ Union

TCO – The Civil Servants Central Organisation

Members of TCO:
All TCO Unions
The Swedish Association of Health Professionals
The Swedish Union of Journalists
The Union of Chemists’ Employees
The Union of Swedish Policemen
The Swedish Teachers’ Union

SACO – The Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations

Members of SACO:
The Association of Academics (SSR)
The Swedish Association of Graduates in Business, Administration and Economics
Jusek (graduates in law, business administration and economics, computer and systems science, personnel management, social sciences)
The Swedish Medical Association
The Swedish Dental Association

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:

Employers’ organisations:

The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
Almega
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.



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Collective Agreement Partners

LO - The Swedish Trade Union Confederation
SE-105 53 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: + 46 8 796 25 00. 
Email: mailbox@lo.se
Website
Links to LO affiliates

TCO – The Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees
Linnégatan 14
SE-114 94 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 8 782 9100
Fax. + 46 8 663 75 20
Email: tco@tco.se
Website

SACO - The Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations
Box 2206
SE-103 15 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: + 46 8 613 48 00
Fax. + 46 8 24 77 01
Email: kansli@saco.se
Website



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