Thursday 14 November 17:00 – Understanding Unions and Employment Insurance in Sweden

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HIC is hosting an information evening for those of you who are new to the Swedish labour market or who would like to know more about work life in Sweden.

On Thursday 14th November we will host a presentation by Magnus Rothman from Unionen.

Unionen was formed on 1st January 2008 when two unions, HIF and Sif, joined together to form not only Sweden’s biggest trade union but also the biggest ‘white-collar’ trade union in the world.

 Some of the topics being presented include:

  • The Swedish work model
  • Collective agreements for employees
  • Advantages of joining a trade union
  • What services and tools are offered by a Unionen to help you find work in Sweden

The presentation will take place at the auditorium at Drottninggatan 7A and should last around 45 minutes. There will also be a question and answer session afterwards.

In addition there will also be a presentation by Graham Keating on the Swedish unemployment compensation system Arbetslöshetskassa, or a-kassa as it is known, and other areas of the unemployment compensation system in Sweden.

Some of the topics presented include:

  • Why you should join an a-kassa
  • How to qualify to be an a-kassa member
  • What are the benefits of being in an a-kassa
  • How long a-kassa pays unemployment benefit for
  • Other forms of unemployment compensation available

The presentation should last between 30-45 minutes and there will also be a question and answer session afterwards.

We hope to have an interesting and informative evening and we look forward to welcoming you then! Please note, doors open at 17:00. 


17:00-17:30 Arrival & refreshments
17:30-18:30 Guest speaker, Q & A
18:30-18:45 Break
18:45-19:45 Guest speaker, Q & A
19:45-20:15 Mingle
Address: Helsingborgs stad Näringsliv & Destinationsutveckling (upstairs), Drottninggatan 7A, 252 21 Helsingborg

Public transport: Nearest bus stop is Helsingborg Sundstorget and Helsingborg C train station is a 5 minute walk away

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