A trade union can provide you with employment-related legal support and guidance you may need, - and negotiates on your behalf to secure you the best possible salary level and working conditions.
Your general terms of employment are predominantly regulated by collective agreements concluded by the social partners: the trade unions and employer’ associations.
The trade unions act and negotiate on your behalf to secure you the best possible salary level and working conditions. Being a member of a trade union is very common in Denmark and can provide you with a series of employment- and career-related legal support and services you may need e.g. guidance regarding individual employment contract
, salary, industrial accidents and injuries.
Membership and unemployment insurance
The membership of a trade union is not obligated by law. However, if you choose to become a member of a trade union, your choice of trade union depends on your education/position and workplace.
Trade unions are associated with unemployment insurance funds. Having unemployment insurance is generally a good idea. In order to sign up you are not obligated to become a member of a trade union.