Employment

The government sector collective agreement will provide you with basic security. These are usually a general solution designed to suit as many people as possible and they may not always meets your individual needs. There is now an opportunity to establish voluntary agreements between you and your employer.

This option is available in the following agreements: Villkorsavtal-T (VA-T), Affärsverksavtal (AVA) and Pensionsavtalet PA-16..

Be aware, before you enter into an individual agreement with your employer, that there are some factors you should consider:

  • The agreement must be in writing.
  • The agreement must apply until further notice and may be subject to cancellation with a stated period of notice.
  • The agreement must include a reciprocal period of notice.
  • The employer must inform the local union before agreement is reached.
  • An agreement that means that you forgo part of your salary can adversely affect the level of the compensation you receive if, for example, you are ill, take parental leave or become unemployed. Also, your pension may be lower if your salary falls below a certain level after you have waived part of it.

Before signing an individual agreement, you should consult with someone, such as SULF’s member service or your local trade union representative. They will be able to give you an overview of any unexpected side effects that the agreement may have.

Areas in which it is possible to make an individual agreement with the employer:

Working hours

  • Working schedules.
  • Working hours on trust.
  • Increased overtime.
  • Other types of compensation for overtime.

Holidays

  • Number of holiday days.
  • Exchange of holiday for pension contributions.
  • Holidays during part of the day.
  • It is also possible to make individual arrangements concerning period of notice and pensions.
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