In Sweden collective agreement rather than labour law regulates general working conditions. Therefore, most employees in Sweden are members of a union and most employers belong to an employer organisation. Collective agreement is a flexible way of regulating the labour market that are considered beneficial for employees as well as employers.
The unions that support Jobbsprånget (Arkitekterna, Akavia, Naturvetarna och Sveriges Ingenjörer) belongs to Saco, the Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations. Their members are all professionals with qualifications from higher education.
Being a member has many benefits. For example, you get security through collective agreements, legal support regarding your work situation, income insurance and reliable salary statistics.