The DIK Association is a professional association and a trade union for university graduates in the fields of documentation, information and culture. DIK is also an association within Saco, the Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations.
The basis for membership of DIK is the formal education, training and profession of the members, as is the case of all the associations within Saco. The 22.000 members of DIK represents different professions within the field of documentation, information and culture.
Some of these professions are Antiquarian, Archivist, Archeologist, Curator, Documentalist, Editor, Informatician, Information officer, Librarian, Logopedist, Marketing specialist, Museum professional, Public Relations manager, Restorer, Translator, Administrator of cultural, musical and tourist activities.
As a professional association DIK is working with issues concerning the members professional status, the quality of education and training, professional and ethical criterions, professional development, cultural politics and information politics.
DIK is also working with issues concerning labour market, trying to find means to creating new jobs and supporting unemployed members in different ways. As a trade union DIK is working with salaries and terms of employment. This is done in different ways and at different levels:
Negotiations on salaries - the association influences the results of negotiations, the affiliated organizations negotiate at the local level.
Negotiations on terms of employment - working conditions, organizational changes, issues such as security of employment, retirement and insurance.
Advice to appointed representatives and individual members - about anything from salary figures to help at negotiations.
Salary statistics - either based on DIK's own figures or information shared by negotiating parties we can provide up-to-date information on salaries in our fields.
Training - we organize courses on labour rights and negotiation techniques for appointed representatives continuously.
Labour Market - support to unemployed members.
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The DIK Association Visiting address: Planiavägen 13, Postal address: P O Box 760, S-131 24 NACKA. Telephone: +46 8 466 24 00, telefax: +46 8 466 24 13, e-mail: email@example.com