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What is a union?

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 advice 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 competent experts negotiating on your behalf and protecting your rights. You may 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 too on our exclusive members-only offers 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 investing in the quality of your education
  • A better and less stressful student environment