Typical members of the Danish A-kasser
Some A-kasser are professionally delineated and therefore only take members who work within one/few specific industries or have an education within the A-kasse's professional field. Other A-kasser are multidisciplinary and take everyone as member regardless of job or education. Below you can see examples of typical members in the various A-kasser.
Multidisciplinary, but examples of members are Bank advisors, insurance employees, trade school teachers, social workers, dental officers, police officers, graduates from professional colleges and business academies.
Free A-kasse for students.
Multidisciplinary, but examples of members are Office workers and self-employed.
After a merge from January 1, 2020 with DANA A-kasse, FRIE now has many self-employed as members. Are you a self-employed we recommend to become member of FRIE A-kasse and after that you can buy access to cheap legal/and other relevant help for self-employed with membership in DANA (costs DKK 65 extra per month).
Multidisciplinary, but targets university students and university graduates. The MA A-kasse members are for the most part humanities or science graduates. MA A-kasse is specialized in: humanities, science, social sciences, IT, communication, health, psychology and pedagogy. MA's members are on the private as well as the public labor market and in NGOs. They are typically employed in HR, communication, teaching, research, administration, programming, project management, IT, consulting - or work as self-employed.
Free A-kasse for students.
Multidisciplinary, but examples of members are individuals working with IT, sales and marketing staff, cleaning staff, property managers, agricultural workers, dairy workers, hairdressers, watchmakers and opticians, people working in prison or as guardians, train drivers, station officials, employees in Customs&Taxes, employees in the air force, employees in the Navy, church and cemetery workers.
Free A-kasse for students.
Is in principle multidisciplinary, but targets/focuses on highly educated individuals within the "business area". Typical members work with management, finance and accounting, marketing, communication, HR, IT or consulting.
Professionally delineated. Takes following jobtitles/educations: Office and IT Staff, Laboratory and Environmental Staff, Correspondents, Attorney Secretary, Real Estate Agents, Customer Relations Center, Sellers, Printing Workers, Multimedia Designers, Media Graphics, Market Economists, Medical Secretary, Warehouse Assistants, Graphic Designers, Shop Assistants, Bookkeepers, Advertising Consultants, Employees within Traffic and Railway, Employees within Post and Communication.
Is in principle multidisciplinary, but targets/focuses on Journalists, Communicators, Translators and Photographers.
Din Sundhedsfaglige A-kasse
Professionally delineated. Wage earners and self-employed persons in the field of health care. You must have completed one of the following six required educations: Bioanalysts, Ergotherapists, Physiotherapists, Midwives, Radiographers and Nurses.
Professionally delineated. Takes Wage earners and self-employed with a pedagogical education. Largest membergroups are Pedagogue workers in creche, kindergarten, SFOs, clubs or schools.
Professionally delineated. Takes everyone who is or may become member of one of the professional organizations: DLF - Danmarks Lærerforening, FSL - Frie Skolers Lærerforening, Uddannelsesforbundet (DTL (LVA), DPL og LVU). This means Primary school teachers, adult and youth educators, teachers at the free elementary schools, teachers at AMU centers and production colleges.
Professionally delineated. Takes only Social pedagogy workers as members. You must work in the social pedagogue area, ie. with vulnerable children, children and adults with physical or mental disability, mentally ill persons.
Professionally delineated. Takes Individuals who have a practical education or higher education and work in engineering, design or construction. Examples may be coordinator, project manager or individuals responsible for details in production or documentation.
Professionally delineated. FOA accepts members who provide public service, eg. Social and Health Assistants, Social and Health Aiders, Day Care Professionals, Pedagogue-Aiders and Pedagogue-Assistants, Nursing Assistants.
Professionally delineated. Takes following jobtitles/educations: Plumbers, chimney sweepers, roofers, building painters, industrial painters.
Takes only academics. The largest membergroups are: Engineers, lawyers, economists, doctors, dentists, architects and veterinarians.
Professionally delineated. 3F's members are organized into six main areas that you must work within in order to be admitted to this A-kasse: industry, transport, public sector employees (especially service areas), construction, agriculture, private service/hotel & restaurant.
The largest member group is in the traditional part of industry: iron and metal, process industry, energy sector, plastic industry, clothing and textile, the wood and furniture industry, fish factories, electronics and packaging.
The other groups in 3F include member groups such as cleaning assistants, service assistants, cooks, waiters, receptionists, dishwashers, maids, farmers, agricultural assistants, landscapers, gardeners, zookeepers, machine operators, dairy workers, forest workers, earth and concrete workers, masons, structures, asphalt workers, roofers, rockers, pavers, scaffolders, industrypainters, insulators, joiners, carpenters, glaziers, fitters, craftsmen, cemetery workers, caregivers, pedagogical assistants, drivers, warehouses, rescuers, dockers, fishermen, sailors.
Dansk Metal A-kasse
Professionally delineated. Dansk Metal covers the following industries: Auto, gold and silver-jewelers, IT and telecommunications, Maritime, Construction, Industrial.
Example jobtitles are Automotive mechanics, Automotive engineers, Bike mechanics, Truck mechanics, Flight mechanics, Goldjewelers, Engravers, Silverjewelers, IT Supporters, Computer Technicians, Web integrators, Call center employees, Ship mechanics, Machinists, Ship assistants, Navigators, Ship's cook, Plumbing, Energy Technicians (Tubed), Boilermakers, Welders, Blacksmiths, Industrial Engineers, Automation Technicians, Electrical Engineers, Cnc technicians, Cooling technicians, Fin mechanics.
Professionally delineated. DEF covers a wide range of disciplines within electricity. The majority of the members are Electricians.
Professionally delineated. The food-related Union NNF organizes employees in the following industries: bakers, butchers, dairy, sugar and chocolate industries as well as the tobacco industry. Typically members are Bakers, butchers, dairy employees.
A-kassen LH (Lederne)
Professionally delineated. Only for Managers, trusted employees, self-employed and salaried persons who negotiate their own pay and contract.