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Trade unions and safety representatives

Members of staff are able to influence and co-determine their workplace through trade unions and safety representatives.


Trade unions

Roles and responsibilities

Trade unions safeguard their members’ interests and ensure employee participation at the workplace. They have to roles: a collective role where they participate in meetings with the management and are included in the decision-making processes, and a role where they represent the union members in individual cases.

Trade unions responisiblities are to:

  1. Collectively
    • participate in meetings with the employer and be included in decision-making prosesses
    • prepare demands for new agreements
  2. For their members
    • take care of their members’ interests in main and local wage settlements
    • offer help during work conflicts and similar situations
    • represent their members in connection with employment
    • keep their members informed about current salary and work issues

Trade unions at UiO

Common contact address for all trade unions at UiO: hovedtillitsvalgte@uio.no

Safety representatives

Safety representatives shall be engaged in cases of importance for the working environment. Their role is described in the Working Environment Act. Examples:

Interest organisations

Interest organisations work to promote the interests of their members but are not vested with formal negotiation and decision-making powers.

Currently, there is only one interest organisation at UiO:
UiODoc, a forum for employees on fixed-term contracts

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Published Mar. 23, 2010 9:41 AM - Last modified Mar. 31, 2017 11:56 AM