Welcome to the Swedish Teachers Union. Our task is to defend our members’ trade union rights in areas such as pay, working hours and the working environment, and to take part in negotiations with the employer.
Lärarförbundet, the Swedish Teachers Union, is Sweden’s largest professional trade union for every category of teacher, study and careers advisors, school heads and student teachers. Our task is to defend our members’ trade union rights in areas such as pay, working hours and the working environment, and to take part in negotiations with the employer.
We represent over 230,000 teachers and school heads in schools, preschools and leisure-time centres. We feel it is only natural that all categories of teachers should be members of the same union. After all, the education system is a fully integrated whole, from preschool via compulsory school and upper secondary to university or college.
All teachers and school heads have a shared professional focus – the teaching. Our broad membership and holistic approach lend weight to our opinions. As teachers, we want to provide students with the best possible conditions to learn and develop. Our success in achieving this depends not just on our teaching skills but also on our working conditions and opportunities for our own development. We therefore choose not to differentiate between union and professional issues – they are all interrelated.
How does Lärarförbundet work?
Lärarförbundet works in various ways, for example negotiating with the employer, influencing political decisions and conducting lobbying work. We also work internationally to promote everyone’s right to education and teachers’ freedom to join a trade union. Lärarförbundet is not affiliated to any political party.
Contact Lärarförbundet here
If you have any questions about membership, your pay or your working conditions – get in touch! You can call Lärarförbundet’s Membership Services on: +46 0770 33 03 03 (Monday to Friday: 8 am – 5 pm). Alternatively, email a question using the online form.
Want to join?
Becoming a member is easy, simply go to the website (The form is currently in Swedish, soon to come in english)