Work environment group
The Work Environment Act regulates collaboration between an employer and employees/students with regard to work environment management. In Chapter 6, Section 8, the Act states that “”At a workplace where at least fifty persons are regularly employed, there must be a safety committee consisting of representatives of the employer and of the employees.”
Uppsala University has a Joint Committee on Work Environment Issues, which serves as the University’s work environment committee. The Committee meets regularly three times per semester for collaboration on University-wide work environment issues. The group consists of members including the employer, employees and student representatives.
There are work environment groups at departments/equivalent through which employees and their employer meet regularly and collaborate on work environment issues that affect their activities.
If the department/equivalent undertakes integrated systematic work environment and equal opportunities management, it is proposed that a work environment and equal opportunities group be established – read more here.