Abelia is the employers' association NHO's association for knowledge and technology companies.

Forskerforbundet has a central agreement with Abelia which regulates the cooperation between employer and employees, and gives the local representatives local bargaining rights. Furthermore, the agreement provides general provisions on wages and working conditions.

Supplementary provisions on wages and working conditions are agreed in local collective agreements, called special agreements (særavtaler).

Salary negotiations take place between the employer and Forskerforbundet's local branch at the individual establishment. It is the local representative in Forskerforbundet who negotiates.