Union organisations

At Karolinska Institutet the three local union organisations OFR, Saco, and SEKO represent all union members in negotiations with the employer about issues regarding salary and benefits, working conditions and the work environment. Depending on which union an employee is a member of (see lists below) they will be represented by either OFR, Saco, or Seko.


Chair: Bodil Moberg

Webpage (in Swedish)

  • ST Universitet (ST Universities)
  • Lärarförbundet (Teachers Union)
  • Vårdförbundet (Health Professionals)
  • Ledarna (Sweden's organisation for managers)


Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations.

Chair: Torkel Falkenberg

Webpage (in Swedish)

  • Akademikerförbundet SSR (The Union for Professionals- university graduates with degrees in social science, behavioral science, or social work)
  • Akavia (The union for business professionals and economists, lawyers, social scientists, IT-academics, HR-professionals, and communication specialists)
  • DIK-förbundet (Professional Association and Trade Union for university graduates in the fields of documentation, information, and culture)
  • Fysioterapeuterna (The Swedish Association of Physiotherapists)
  • Naturvetarna (The Swedish Association of Professional Scientists)
  • SRAT (Academics within health, communication and civil service)
  • SULF (Swedish Association of University Teachers)
  • Sveriges Arbetsterapeuter (The Swedish Association of Occupational Therapists)
  • Sveriges Arkitekter (Swedish Association of Architects)
  • Sveriges Farmacevtförbund (The Swedish Pharmaceutical Association)
  • Sveriges Ingenjörer (The Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers)
  • Sveriges Läkarförbund (Swedish Medical Association)
  • Sveriges Psykologförbund (Psychologist Association)
  • Sveriges Tandläkarförbund (The Swedish Dental Association)
  • Sveriges Veterinärförbund (The Swedish Veterinary Association)


Union for service and communication

Chair: Henry Wölling

Webpage (in Swedish)

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