DM is a member organisation which is represented by a number of politically elected members with the chairman at the helm. Besides the political level, DM is made up of a secretariatthat advises and services members on a daily basis.
The central parts of DM’s political organisation are the congress, the main board, the committees underneath the main board, and the five sectors. All members are attached to a sector based on if they are employed in the private sector, the public sector, are a manager, student, or work with research and teaching.
The chairman is the union’s highest democratically elected member. He or she, together with the vice-chairman, represents the union in daily life.
Besides the political organisation, the union is made up of a secretariat which above all has two primary tasks:
- To advise members on salary, terms of employment, and career questions
- To improve members’ conditions on the labour market by working for the political objectives formulated by the union’s political organisation
The congress is the union’s highest political authority and consists of half a percent of DM’s members. The congress gathers every third year and determines DM’s overall political profile, work program, statement of principles, the overall economical framework, resolution and political statements, and larger organisational changes.
The Main Board
The main board determines the union’s political activities within the framework decided upon by the congress.
The board meets approximately four times a year.
The main board forms an executive committee, which carries out the union’s daily political work. The executive committee meets approximately eight times a year.
Moreover, the main board can create a number of committees, for example, the union has an educational policy committee, a labour market policy committee and a workplace committee.
The union has nine sectors. All members are connected to one sector, according to where they are employed.
The nine sectors are (links goes to pages in Danish):
Other than that, there is a Pensioner Section for DM’s members who are pensioners, early retirees and early pensioners.
DM's members get access to each other's knowledge and ideas and the opportunity to spar with each other in DM's network. The networks are both launched and run by the members themselves and there are networks about many different subjects, industries, issues, etc. You can become a member of a network if you have a university degree. Find your network at dm.dk/netværk and get access to knowledge, sparring and ideas.