TYA - the Vocational Training and Working Environment Council (Transport Trades) - is a non-profit association established by the labour market parties within the transport sector in Sweden.
The nature of our activities is broad, however some branches of the transport sector are not covered. Thus, shipping as well as railroad and air transports are excluded due to the dividing lines between different labour unions.
TYA is owned by eight employers´ associations and five white and blue-collar unions. The activities are financed by a membership fee, which is paid by all employers covered by the relevant agreements within the trades. The fee is 0,20% of the total sum of salaries paid and the total number of employees embraced by the agreements is about 100 000. The annual turnover of TYA is approximately 80 millions SEK (» 9 million EUR) and the number of staff amounts to 30 permanently employed.
We focus on several various areas and TYA wants to:
As regards to vocational training, we work together with a great number of independent instructors. Our material is widely spread within the transport branch in Sweden and is also offered to parties that have a genuine interest in our findings.