Fackförbundet ST is Sweden's only union that solely focuses on organizing employees within state agencies. We are a union for everyone that works within universities and colleges, including you as a PhD student.
Our commitment and extensive experience allows us to offer you access to knowledge and support tailored to your work situation through your membership.
Fackförbundet ST is a member of TCO (The Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees) and we are not connected to a political party. When we take a stand in political issues we do it from the perspective of our members interests – never out of the interests of a political party.
We aim to ensure you are given the best possible conditions during your PhD studies. You can find ST’s elected representatives at university and college departments and faculties.
Basic trade union values are important to us. We work actively for democracy, justice, humanism and solidarity.
We are not connected to any political party. When we take a position on political issues, we do so from your perspective and in your interests as a member.
It is your needs and wishes as a member that control the direction of trade union work. The organization is formed and run by members together. Everyone is encouraged to participate and influence which issues should be prioritized.
Cooperation is important to Fackförbundet ST - both within and outside the organization. It is a means of power within negotiations, creating public opinion and working internationally.