Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions

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LO
Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions
Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions
LO
Landsorganisasjonen i Norge
LO-emblem.svg
Founded1899
HeadquartersOslo, Norway
Location
Members
970,054 (2020)
Key people
President Peggy Hessen Følsvik
AffiliationsITUC, ETUC, NFS
WebsiteOfficial website
The headquarters of Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions, LO (Folkets Hus) at Youngstorget in Oslo

The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (Norwegian: Landsorganisasjonen i Norge, LO) is a national trade union center, decidedly the largest and probably the most influential umbrella organization of labour unions in Norway. The 21 national unions affiliated to the LO have almost 1,000,000 members of a Norwegian population of 5 million. The majority of affiliated unions organizes traditional blue collar workers, but the largest affiliate is the Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees which makes up more than a third of all members.[1] LO is affiliated to the ITUC and the ETUC. Gerd Kristiansen was elected leader on 6 May 2013 for a four-year period.

It was named the Workers' National Trade Union (Norwegian: Arbeidernes Faglige Landsorganisasjon, AFL) from 1899 to 1957.[2]

Ingvald B. Aase served as treasurer from 1934 until his death in 1948.[3]

The organization owns the Norwegian Labour Movement Archives and Library.[4]

It is considered as being part of the "Labour Sphere" in Norway.

Affiliates[edit]

Current affiliates[edit]

Union Abbreviation Founded Membership (2019)[5]
Norwegian Authors' Union 2018
Cabin Crew Union Norway NKF 402
Creo Creo 2001 9,533
Electrician and IT Workers' Union El & IT 1999 40,225
Industri Energi IE 2006 56,220
Labour Press Union APF 1909
National Union of Norwegian Locomotivemen NLF 1893
Norwegian Airline Pilots Association NF 1977
Norwegian Civil Service Union NTL 1947 53,087
Norwegian Engineers' and Managers' Association FLT 1951 21,935
Norwegian Manual Therapist Association NMF 2006
Norwegian Maritime Officers' Union NSOF 1995 7,106
Norwegian Players' Association NISO 1995
Writers' Guild of Norway NDF 1938
Norwegian Prison and Probation Officers' Union NFF 1918
Norwegian Seafarers' Union NSF 1910 11,488
Norwegian Union of Food, Beverage and Allied Workers NNN 1923 28,221
Norwegian Union of General Workers NAF 1895 34,921
Norwegian Union of Military Officers NOF 1896 8,496
Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees NUMGE 2003 396,548
Norwegian Union of Railway Workers NJF 1892
Norwegian Union of School Employees SL 1982 7,544
Norwegian Union of Social Educators and Social Workers FO 1992 31,000
Union of Employees in Commerce and Offices HK 1970 74,050
United Federation of Trade Unions FF 1988 164,679

Former affiliates[edit]

Union Abbreviation Founded Left Reason not affiliated[6] Membership (1924)[7] Membership (1963)[8] Membership (1991)[9]
Garment Workers' Union BAF 1969 1988 Merged into FF N/A N/A N/A
Hotel and Restaurant Workers' Union HRAF 1931 2007 Merged into FF N/A 9,345 16,036
National Union of District Police Officers 1914 1984 Disaffiliated 800 N/A
National Union of Postal Clerks PLF 1903 1977 Merged into DNP 2,524 N/A
Norwegian Air Force Officers' Union 1956 Disaffiliated N/A 1,660 N/A
Norwegian Bakery and Confectionery Workers' Union NBKF 1893 1962 Merged into NNN 1,723 N/A N/A
Norwegian Barbers' and Hairdressers' Union NBFF 1937 Merged into NKF 35 N/A N/A
Norwegian Cockpit Union Cockpit 2015 2016 Merged into NF N/A 'N/A N/A
Norwegian Fire Brigades Union 1909 1925 Merged into NKF N/A N/A
Norwegian Graphical Union NGF 1967 2006 Merged into FF N/A N/A 14,894
Norwegian Lithographic and Chemographic Union 1901 1967 Merged into NGF 480 1,837 N/A
Norwegian Musicians' Union NM 1911 2001 Merged into Creo N/A 1,271 2,248
Norwegian Nurses' Union NVF 1962 1992 Merged into FO N/A N/A 2,421
Norwegian Oil and Petrochemical Union NOPEF 1977 2006 Merged into IE N/A N/A 8,797
Norwegian Post and Communications Union POSTKOM 2000 2020 Merged into NUMGE N/A N/A N/A
Norwegian Post Organisation DNP 1977 2000 Merged into POSTKOM N/A N/A 15,442
Norwegian Social Workers' Union NoSo 1959 1992 Merged into FO N/A N/A 4,726
Norwegian Telecommunication and Data Workers' Union TD 1988 1998 Merged into EL&IT N/A N/A 16,387
Norwegian Telecommunication Organisation DNTO 1909 1988 Merged into TD 1,638 N/A
Norwegian Tobacco Workers' Union NTF 1910 1962 Merged into NNN 702 N/A N/A
Norwegian Tramway Union 1901 1921 Merged into NKF N/A N/A N/A
Norwegian Transport Workers' Union NTF 1896 2019 Merged into FF 4,802 21,609 15,803
Norwegian Union of Bookbinders and Cardboard Workers NBKF 1898 1967 Merged into NGF 1,246 4,556 N/A
Norwegian Union of Bricklayers NMF 1900 1976 Merged into NBIAF 2,354[10] 5,023 N/A
Norwegian Union of Building Industry Workers NBIAF 1923 1988 Merged into FF 7,440 51,394 N/A
Norwegian Union of Cantors and Organists NKOF 1904 2001 Merged into Creo N/A N/A 775
Norwegian Union of Chemical Industry Workers NKIF 1923 2006 Merged into IE 4,955 30,595 34,896
Norwegian Union of Child Welfare Educators NBF 1969 1992 Merged into FO N/A N/A 2,020
Norwegian Union of Clothing Workers BAF 1892 1969 Merged into BAF 1,080 14,259 N/A
Norwegian Union of Customs Officials 1904 Disaffiliated 1,050 N/A
Norwegian Union of Electricians and Power Station Officials NEKF 1918 1999 Merged into EL&IT 1,466 12,152 27,151
Norwegian Union of Forestry and Land Workers NSLF 1927 1988 Merged into FF N/A 20,369 N/A
Norwegian Union of Foundry Workers 1898 1960 Merged into NJMF 1,650 N/A N/A
Norwegian Union of Gold Workers NGAF 1909 1985 Merged into NJMF 435 1,033 N/A
Norwegian Union of Hide and Leather Workers 1909 1973 Merged into BAF 426 1,300 N/A
Norwegian Union of Iron and Metalworkers NJMF 1891 1988 Merged into FF 11,265 75,028 N/A
Norwegian Union of Journeymen Watchmakers 1947 1983 N/A 89 N/A
Norwegian Union of Marine Pilots 1946 N/A 449 N/A
Norwegian Union of Meat Industry Workers NKIF 1907 1970 Merged into NNN 524 4,024 N/A
Norwegian Union of Municipal Employees NKF 1920 2003 Merged into NUMGE 5,835 59,831 200,320
Norwegian Union of Painters 1896 1923 Merged into NBIAF N/A N/A N/A
Norwegian Union of Paper Industry Workers NPF 1913 1988 Merged into FF 10,162 19,088 N/A
Norwegian Union of Planing Workers 1911 1949 Merged into NBIAF 3,882 N/A N/A
Norwegian Union of Police NPF 1905 1997 Merged into PF 2,213 N/A
Norwegian Union of Postal Officials DNP 1884 1977 Merged into DNP 3,127 N/A
Norwegian Union of Postmen NPF 1901 2000 Merged into POSTKOM 959 4,426 14,498
Norwegian Union of Shoe Makers 1890 1969 Merged into BAF 1,934[10] 3,833 N/A
Norwegian Union of Stone Industry Workers 1894 1961 Merged into NBIAF 873 N/A N/A
Norwegian Union of Telecommunication Workers NTTF 1930 1988 Merged into TD N/A 8,047 N/A
Norwegian Union of Textile Workers NTF 1924 1969 Merged into BAF N/A 9,902 N/A
Norwegian Union of Typographers 1882 1967 Merged into NGF 7,440 6,363 N/A
Norwegian Union of Wood Industry Workers NTAF 1904 2009 Merged into IE 1,200 5,743 5,122
Wood Workers' Union of Norway 1889 1923 Merged into NBIAF N/A N/A N/A

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ole Storeng (3 May 2013): Lederskifte gir ingen revolusjon (in Norwegian) Aftenposten, retrieved 6 May 2013
  2. ^ Gran, Thorvald (1994). The State in the Modernization Process. The case of Norway 1850-1970 (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Ad Notam Gyldendal. p. 18. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
  3. ^ "Ingvald Berentin Aase" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD). Retrieved 13 November 2010.
  4. ^ Halvorsen, Solveig (1995). "The Norwegian Labour Movement Archives And Library". Saothar. 20: 105–107. JSTOR 23197247.
  5. ^ "The main associations for workers and other nationwide workers' organizations. Members as of December 31, 2001 - 2020". Statistics Norway. Retrieved April 26, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Nergaard, Kristine. "Bare 10 forbund uberørt de siste 55 årene". arbeidslivet.no. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  7. ^ Beretning for aaret. Oslo: Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions. 1924.
  8. ^ Directory of Labor Organizations: Europe. Vol. 2. Washington DC: United States Department of Labor. 1965. p. 21.1–21.18.
  9. ^ Foreign Labour Trends: Norway. US Department of Labor. 1992. pp. 18–19.
  10. ^ a b Figure is for 1923

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