Category: News

Statement on trade union arrests Belarus

Statement from the Executive Committee of the Council of Nordic Trade Unions on the Belarus arrests – April 27th Reykjavik The Nordic Council of Trade Unions - NFS, representing more than 8.5 million members in the Nordic region condemn the arrest and detention Tuesday 19 April in Belarus of several leade...

BASTUN statement on arrests in Belarus

BASTUN statement on Belarus arrests of trade unionists The BASTUN – Baltic Sea Trade Union Network - condemns the arrest and detention Tuesday 19 April in Belarus of several leaders and representatives of the country’s independent trade union movement. The leadership of the Belarusian Congress of Trade U...

Joint Nordic statement – Ukraine

Joint Nordic Statement on the FNPR support for the Russian aggression in Ukraine The Nordic countries have sent a statement to the General Secretary Sharan Burrow, ITUC and General Secretary Luca Visentini, PERC in regards to FNPR support of the Russian invasion in Ukraine. Statement in full sent march 4...

Council of Nordic Trade Unions statement on Ukraine

Council of Nordic Trade Unions statement on Ukraine   The Nordic Council of Trade Unions - NFS, which represents 15 national Trade Union Confederations and through them more than 8,5 million members in the Nordic region, wants to express our deepest solidarity with and support to Ukraine. This tragic los...

COP 26 Helsinki

Live from Helsinki  COP 26 is in full swing and the Nordic Council of ministers will have their own Nordic pavilion in Helsinki. On Saturday 6th of November you can follow a seminar on Just Transition arranged by NFS, DGB, FES and Global utmaning. If you want to follow this or other seminars, follow the...

In solidarity with CGIL, Italy

NFS stands in solidarity with CGIL Letter of solidarity with CGIL Italy The Nordic Council of Trade Unions - NFS, which represents 15 national Trade Union Confederations and through them more than 8,5 million members in the Nordic region, wants to express our deepest solidarity and support to CGIL.   We...

World Day for Decent Work

Decent Work for Young People in the Nordics The global pandemic has had a negative effect on the labour market and on the most vulnerable, younger generation and people the furthest from employment, in particular.The next generations on the labour market will likely be met with unfair disadvantages as the...

Trade Unions, Climate and Just Transition

Climate change requires more than change in consumption. It also requires us to transform production. Our economies are faced with a social, economic, and ecological transition we have rarely seen before, that leads to both risks and possibilities for our labour markets and workers. Together we in the Nord...

LO Norway’s President Hans-Christian Gabrielsen has passed away

It is with great sadness and regret that we have received the message that the President of LO Norway and Vice President of Hans-Christian Gabrielsen passed away his morning, 9 March, at home. Our thoughts from the whole NFS family go out to those close to Hans-Christian, his wife Trine and da...

Working for the Climate

Working for the Climate - Online Launch event and Seminar Just Transition towards a carbon-neutral future is among the most urgent environmental, social, and economic issues of our times. Acknowledging this 14 trade union confederations from six countries have come together to show how Just Tran...