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Lärarförbundet - the Swedish Teachers’ Union

The local office of Lärarförbundet has a widespread network within the national organisation of Lärarförbundet. The network will be used in the dissemination of the project results. The organisation also has extensive experience and knowledge about school- and pedagogical development that will be useful in the project.
Lärarförbundet is on of the largest union for teachers and heads of schools and the fourth largest professional trade union in Sweden. Lärarförbundet has 225 000 members’ at all educational levels. At local level, in Varberg, the union organizes around 1000 teachers from compulsory school to adult education.
The local union association is working to support the member’s possibility to influence their working terms and how to develop the class room education. In that work the pupils teaching is the ground point. The support also includes support for the teachers in their teaching role and help to teachers in conflicts with the employer.
In a broader perspective the union is involved in pedagogical development through seminars, networks and workshops for their members but also through dialog with the municipality.