Labor Unions

Swedish Confederation of Professional Association (SACO)

Saco is a trade union confederation of 22 affiliated associations which together have over 600,000 members. Members are university graduates or professionals with a college degree.

Swedish Association of University Teachers (SULF)

Swedish Association of University Teachers, SULF, is the association for university teachers, researchers and doctoral candidates. SULF, is a member of the Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations (Saco), whose members are professionals with university or college education.

The Union of Civil Servants (ST)

ST is the largest union within the Swedish state and has approximately 90,000 members. Our members work for state agencies, companies employed by the state, universities, colleges and state financed foundations. ST organizes its members according to the following principle; one workplace – one trade union. In general there is an ST section at every authority, public utility or state company.
To be part of and influence research is central to ST societal responsibility and that higher education offers god working conditions as well as a democratic work environment. ST works for getting PhD students more influence  at their work places, means to express critical voices and rest away from work life when necessary.

For further information: Sara Öhman,