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Jan Södergren - Bio and Resume

Jan Södergren is an experienced European lawyer based in Stockholm, Sweden, specializing in labour law and constitutional law including freedom of speech, rights of association and property rights. He also handles civil litigation cases, the majority of which involve the application of European law. Jan represented the five unionized construction employees in the Evaldsson case.

A graduate of the University of Stockholm, he is now a well-known speaker and the author of numerous legal articles related to constitutional and human rights cases. His excellent work in many high-profile cases has advanced the rights of employees and citizens throughout the European Union.

Click here to visit his website in English

Click here to visit his website in Swedish

Handout - Case law precedents

A brief outline of precedent concerning forced union membership and use of union dues

This handout contained summaries of precedent decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada, European Court of Human Rights - (47 countries), and the United States Supreme Court relating to forced union membership and use of dues. Click here to download

Södergren Paper - Canada

No Forced Union Membership or Dues for Politics: It’s a Human Right - The European Experience

This draft paper was prepared in advance of the tour of Canada and United States. An updated version will be posted by the end of October based on learnings obtained during the tour. Click here to download

Södergren Paper - United States

No Forced Union Membership or Dues for Politics: It’s a Human Right - The European Experience

This draft paper was prepared in advance of the tour of Canada and United States. An updated version will be posted by the end of October based on learnings obtained during the tour. Click here to download

PowerPoint Presentation - Base

No Forced Union Membership or Dues for Politics: It’s a Human Right - The European Experience

This is the PowerPoint presentation used by Jan Södergren and John Mortimer during the speaking tour. Click here to download (3.6MB)

This is an Adobe PDF of the presentation Click here to download

PowerPoint Presentation - Alberta

No Forced Union Membership or Dues for Politics: It’s a Human Right - The European Experience

This is the PowerPoint presentation used by Jan Södergren and John Mortimer during the speaking tour. Click here to download (3.6MB)

This is an Adobe PDF of the presentation Click here to download

PowerPoint Presentation - British Columbia

No Forced Union Membership or Dues for Politics: It’s a Human Right - The European Experience

This is the PowerPoint presentation used by Jan Södergren and John Mortimer during the speaking tour. Click here to download (3.6MB)

This is an Adobe PDF of the presentation Click here to download

PowerPoint Presentation - Manitoba

No Forced Union Membership or Dues for Politics: It’s a Human Right - The European Experience

This is the PowerPoint presentation used by Jan Södergren and John Mortimer during the speaking tour. Click here to download (3.6MB)

This is an Adobe PDF of the presentation Click here to download

PowerPoint Presentation - Nova Scotia

No Forced Union Membership or Dues for Politics: It’s a Human Right - The European Experience

This is the PowerPoint presentation used by Jan Södergren and John Mortimer during the speaking tour. Click here to download (3.6MB)

This is an Adobe PDF of the presentation Click here to download

PowerPoint Presentation - Ontario

No Forced Union Membership or Dues for Politics: It’s a Human Right - The European Experience

This is the PowerPoint presentation used by Jan Södergren and John Mortimer during the speaking tour. Click here to download (3.6MB)

This is an Adobe PDF of the presentation Click here to download

PowerPoint Presentation - United States

No Forced Union Membership or Dues for Politics: It’s a Human Right - The European Experience

This is the PowerPoint presentation used by Jan Södergren and John Mortimer during the speaking tour. Click here to download (3.6MB)

This is an Adobe PDF of the presentation Click here to download

Advancing Employee Rights
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However, select "Federal and Territories", if any of the following apply:

  • You live in Northwest Territories, Nunavut or Yukon.
  • You work as a federal civil servant anywhere in Canada.
  • You work in one of the following industries:
    • airports or air transportation
    • broadcasting - radio, television or cable television
    • telecommunications
    • banking
    • fisheries (but only if your business relates to the protection and preservation of fisheries as a natural resource)
    • shipping and navigation (including loading and unloading vessels)
    • grain handling
    • uranium mining and processing
    • certain federal crown agencies
  • You work in one of the following industries AND (a) your activities connect one province to another OR (b) extend beyond the limit of one province:
    • air transport
    • canals
    • ferries, tunnels and bridges
    • highway transport of good or passengers
    • railway transport of goods or passengers