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About FSL

(The Teachers' Union for Danish Independent Schools)

Publiceret den 04. juni 2015

FSL is a trade union based on solidarity. The more members we are, the better we are able to ensure you the best possible conditions. 

We organise teachers employed by Danish private and independent schools, which are alternatives to the public school system.

We are a nonprofit private service organisation owned by more than 9,000 members. The organisation is led by elected leaders and is thus a democratic organisation. The number of employees is approximately 40.

Our mission is to maintain and advance the professional, educational, legal and economic interests of our members.

Our activities include negotiating a collective agreement with the Danish Ministry of Finance every two or three years, providing legal aid to members, handling local negotiations at private schools regarding pay and working hours and offering crisis/stress counselling.

As a member, you become part of a professional community of independent school teachers whom you can meet and exchange experiences with at courses and events both locally and on a national scale. 

When joining FSL as a foreign teacher, you receive the same membership benefits as your Danish colleagues. Counselling can be conducted in English, and the same goes for help with your enquiries regarding e.g. courses and membership benefits.

If you work at an international school, you will also have a contact person at the organisation's executive committee assigned to you.

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International teachers in the executive committee
As an international member of FSL you have a contact in the executive committee. Rikke Friis is responsible for activities regarding international teachers. You can contact at rikke.friis@fsl.dk.


Rikke Friis

Rikke Friis, member of the executive committee and chairman of Kreds 2