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.