What is a union?

© Dennis Morton

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Denmark, unlike many other countries, has few laws regulating the labour market. We do not have an established minimum wage, nor do we have a law specifying maximum working hours. Wages and working conditions are most often based on collective agreements between employers and labour unions representing workers.

Unions negotiate wages on behalf of their members, but they also provide a number of services relating to education, career, employment, and working environment. Unions can advise you on how to handle a resignation, a work-related injury, or what to do if your employer goes bankrupt. Lately, unions have played a major role when it comes to the education and further training of their members.

As a member of DM, you can be sure to have the most qualifiedexperts negotiating on your behalf and protecting your rights. You can regard DM as your personal lawyer on the labour market. DM will also assist you during your studies with internships or student jobs, or if you are experiencing stress.

Members get unlimited access to qualified counselling on career opportunities and further education. You may even save money on our exclusive members-only offer on insurance or discounts on cultural experiences.

The unemployment insurance fund will secure your right to receive unemployment benefits if you lose your job, but it's the union that secures your rights on the labour market.

Money matters for improving education. That is why DM is working to secure more spending on education.

These are our causes:

  • Preserving universal student grants (SU)
  • Encouraging investment in the quality of your education
  • A better and less stressful student environment

Join DM and MA

If you're a student, your DM membership is free the first year. After the first year your DM membership costs 20 DKK per month.

MA is free throughout your time as a student, as long as you're younger than 30.