TYA - A SHORT DESCRIPTION
TYA – The Vocational Training and Working Environment Council (Transport Trades) – is a non-profit-making association set up by the labour market parties within the transport sector in Sweden.
Some sectors of the transport branch are not covered by the activities of TYA. 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 employersґ associations and five white and blue-collar unions. The activities of TYA 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 whereas the total number of employees embraced by the agreements is about 110.000. The annual turnover of TYA is approximately 90 millions SEK (» 10 million euros) and the number of staff amounts to 35 regularly employed.
Our main tasks are
to develop and produce training tools of all kinds, e.g. compendiums, books, videos, interactive video programmes and, occasionally, training equipment;
to carry out vocational training and working environment education (laws, agreements, checklists etc.). Annually, we arrange some 70 courses in different subjects relevant for the transport trades;
to envisage to influence educational authorities, but also other institutions, to consider the views held by our principals;
to follow, report on and take action to improve the working environment conditions, and
to introduce a higher degree of awareness of the effects of the working environment and personal habits on your own quality of life.
As regards vocational training, we work together with a great number of independent instructors. Our material is widely spread within the transport branch in Sweden but is also offered to parties that have a genuine interest in our findings.