Category: What do we think

Project: The Road to a Carbon Free Society

Global warming is a challenge that knows no borders. Therefore, international cooperation will be a precondition for success. This is true for those of us who are active in the trade union movement too, as any globally negotiated climate policy will undoubtedly have consequences on the production of goods...

Climate and the Environment

The transition to a carbon neutral society is one of the most urgent challenges facing our societies. In order for any transition to be successful, we take the view that the basic premise must be a just transition.   The Paris agreement explicitly mentions this Just Transition. It refers to "Taking into...

Nordic tripartite cooperation

The Nordic Model is unique both from a European and international perspective, given its comprehensive regulation of the labour market through collective agreements. It has successfully fostered competitiveness, growth and employment in the Nordic region. Historically, it has also contributed to levelling...

Global Deal

In 2016 we joined the Global Deal initiative, an initiative for tripartite cooperation focusing on social dialogue and inclusive growth, in the form of a partnership between governments, businesses, employer organisations, trade unions, civil society and other organisations. The purpose of the Global Deal...

Skills development

The need for skills and knowledge is increasing at the rate with which our societies are transitioning. This transition is a result of the mega-trends driving developments in terms of the future of work. The pace of change risks excluding individuals from working life unless skills levels develop in line w...

Digitalisation

Throughout time, technological developments have led to old jobs changing or disappearing, while new ones have sprung up as general levels of productivity and growth have increased. However, the pace of change has never been as fast as it is today. New innovations and technologies are becoming...

The Coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus, or covid-19 pandemic is a global health crisis which is affecting society in its entirety, our working lives and every citizen. Human lives and health are at stake, while employment and the economy is affected too. This is why it is crucial to prioritise and coordinate efforts and support...

Freedom of Movement

In spite of historic Nordic cooperation, there are many matters that continue to affect cross-border mobility within the region. Our goals here are to strengthen the common Nordic labour market and do away with any obstacles to cross-border mobility, so that people in the Nordic countries are able to work,...

Project: Workers’ Rights in the Baltics

Baltic cooperation is important to us, and not least our cooperation with the trade union confederations in the Baltic Sea states, given that the Nordic and Baltic labour markets often overlap. Together with the Baltic trade union confederations we carried out a project investigating the state of trade uni...

Growth and competitiveness

We view the Nordic Model as a central and necessary starting point for growth and competitiveness in the Nordic region. For us, this model is a prerequisite for building strong and  well functioning welfare states. The Nordic Model has demonstrated that it is possible to successfully combine economic growt...