DM is the Danish Association of Masters and PhDs. Every day we advise members on a wide range of issues. When you contact DM, you will get detailed advice and a solid basis for making important career decisions.
Public collective agreements - OK18
The executive committee of the Danish Association of Masters and PhDs unanimously recommends that you agree to the settlement: read the recommendation
Read everything on the outcome of the OK18 collective agreements
Participate in voting on the public collective agreements
Contact DM if you have questions about the OK18 negotiations.
Magisterbladet: Only researchers avoid fines for side jobs (May 31st 2018)
DM is a traditional trade union as well as a professional association for people with a university degree. We advise our members on the rules and opportunities in the labour market and help secure the best possible pay and working conditions.
DM sees it as our most important task to fight for a working life with decent pay and working conditions for each individual member of our organisation. But support for the individual members requires the collective strength of all members. We believe that a strong union is made up of active members using and developing the services and offers of support the union makes available.
If you have a full time job subscriptions will be DKK 1.139 quarterly.
Join DM - application form in English (pdf)
Join DM - application in English for students (pdf)
Dues and prices
The price of your DM membership depends on whether you are a student or just graduated or work in a full time job. Dues will be charged once a quarter.
|Employed full time (more than 18 hours pr. week), PhD student or freelancer
|On maternity or paternity leave
|Part time employed (less than 18 hours pr. week)
|Unemployed with right to receive unemployment insurance funding
|Graduated within a year (first year)
|Unemployed with no right to receive unemployment insurance funding
ADVICE ON WAGES AND EMPLOYMENT
You can receive advice on working conditions, contracts, holidays and wages in no time. Call or send us an email today. We offer to check your contract and terms of employment and help you make the right demands on your employer. As a member of DM you are entitled to legal assistance, which means that you can try cases relating to your terms of employment at relevant court instances free of charge.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND PROFESSIONAL FEEDBACK
You must maintain and increase your value in the labour market. Therefore, we continually ensure that you are able to expand your qualifications and competences. We advise on job opportunities within your field and conduct individual career interviews. At the same time, DM Efteruddannelse opens the door to a number of courses, some of which even lead to a diploma. In addition, you can get a mentor or become a mentor to others.
SUPPORT WHEN YOU MOST NEED IT
An entire team is ready to help if you experience conflicts at your place of employment. We provide legal advice, we offer to undertake negotiations with the employer on your behalf, we provide guidance on tackling stress, and we can help you improve your working environment.
If you experience financial difficulties due to an accident, illness or social events or as a result of or in connection with your work as a Master, you can apply for an interest-free loan from DM’s Sociale Sikringsfond.
IF YOU LOSE YOUR JOB
First, we ensure that you get a fair dismissal. We handle more than 500 cases on unfair dismissal every year, and we win most cases. Second, you will receive personal guidance, where we outline your competences together and prepare a strategy for getting you a new job. You also get concrete tools, including professional feedback on your cv and job applications, good advice before job interviews etc.
FREE TALKS AND EVENTS
Each year we host more than 150 events throughout the country. They range far. From job-related topics such as stress, negotiation techniques, management, branding etc. to meetings of members in a professional forum, where you can get the latest knowledge and learn about ground-breaking new research. All events are free of charge for members.
NETWORK AND NEW CONTACTS
You also become a member of a social community. Locally and at our many events you will meet other members who are dedicated to their profession and who want to exchange knowledge and network. In short, you can learn and strengthen your career while having a good time. And afterwards the debate can continue in our LinkedIn forum.
CHEAP INSURANCE AND GREAT DISCOUNTS
You can save a lot of money – not least on your accident, home and car insurance. But you also get the best discount in the country on Politiken as well as discounts on various experiences and fitness. You can get a DM consumer card, where you earn a bonus. In fact, these discounts can almost pay for your membership fee. See all discounts.
POLITICAL INITIATIVES AND NEGOTIATIONS
We are stronger together. And with a growing membership we have one of the strongest voices – both in public debates and when negotiating key agreements on behalf of our members. You can also consider participating actively in a DM members’ forum.
INSPIRATION AND KNOWLEDGE
You receive the magazine Magisterbladet by post 10 times a year. It is a journalistic and edited magazine written in Danish containing news, inspiration and relevant knowledge. You also receive weekly newsletters with guides and good advice. In short, you gain a lot of knowledge and help by becoming a member of DM.
We have shop stewards and contact persons in more than 500 workplaces. They focus on furthering your interests in the job and act as the link between staff and management. You are always welcome to contact your local shop stewards if you have questions or experience difficulties.
DANISH OR ENGLISH?
Notice that some of our services only exist in Danish. Please contact us and learn more about i.e. talks, events and courses in English. You can of course always receive advice in English.