The Swedish Dockworkers Union was founded in 1972. Since the start we have put internal democracy first. All important decisions on agreements and disputes are taken by the affected members, and most of the activity takes place in the local branches. On a national level we arrange courses, giving opportunities for members from different parts of the country to meet, and we have the overall responsibility for contacts with the government.
Being the majority union in Swedish ports, we are able to coordinate support for each other when it is necessary.
Phone: +46 8 667 32 50
Adress: Swedish Dockworkers Union, Sydatlanten 15, 418 34 Gothenburg, Sweden
The International Dockworkers Council (IDC)
IDC was founded in 1999, and the SDU is proud to have been an active member ever since. Thousands of port workers and their unions are organized together in the IDC to uphold labor standards that will improve the economic and social well-being of port workers around the world. Read more about the IDC here.
News in English
The SDU is currently in dispute with multinational APM Terminals Gothenburg. Here is information written by us in English during the dispute.