The Union of Civil Servants
Fackförbundet ST is Sweden’s only union that solely focuses on organizing employees within state agencies. We are convinced that everyone benefits from being members in the same union rather than belonging to different unions based on profession.
A membership in ST costs less than many other unions, but still contains a whole lot. You get everything from income insurance, career services, negotiation support and possibilities to improve your working conditions.
When people that work with support and service to the citizens are able to be fully dedicated to their core work tasks they are a positive force to be reckoned with. Our mission is to make sure that employees within the state have the right prerequisites to do their job the best way possible. Not only does it benefit our members but also the citizens that we work for.
ST is a member of TCO and we are not connected to a political party. When we take stand in political issues we do it from the perspective of our members interests – never out of political party interests.
Facts about us
- We consist of approximately 95 000 members
- We have 6500 - 7000 elected representatives
- We have 97 sections for government agencies and state companies
- 60 percent of our members are women
- Our members are paying about one percent of their salary in membership subscription
ST is independent in party-political and religious terms.
About the Swedish Part Model
The Swedish Part Model can be summarized in one word - collaboration. It involves unions and employers' organisations jointly agreeing on the best conditions in the labour market, without the government interfering in every decision.
Those who are the closest to the issues, make the decisions for their respective labour market. And that makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? Who else is better suited to discuss a particular labour market than those who actually work in it? That’s The Swedish Part Model. And ultimately, it leads to happy and creative people in the workplace, while providing opportunities for flexibility to employers. A real win-win, so to speak.