Trade unions

A fagforening is a trade union. They give advice and support to employees (for example with pay negotiations).

Trade unions offer advice, coaching and courses – and they often publish magazines with articles on work-related topics.

The members use their trade union for pay negotiations, job search, legal questions and much more. Some trade unions offer discounts for their members on certain products and services.

Your choice of trade union

When you choose your trade union, you need to be aware of which line of business you work in.

Trade unions are experts in each own field. Therefore, it is important that the trade union, which represents you and gives you advice knows your work area.

The membership fees for trade unions vary. In most cases, it is below DKK 1.000 every 3 months. Up to DKK 3.000 is tax deductible per year.

Find a trade union

For a list of all trade unions in Denmark, as well as more information, please visit Work in Denmark.