Tag: Nordic model

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...

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...

President’s greetings 2021

Nordic challenges and Nordic cooperation - NFS in 2021 The Nordic countries will face similar social, ecological, and financial challenges after the Corona-crisis. We are at a breaking point where we have an excellent opportunity to deepen the Nordic cooperation, work together and support each other in th...

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...

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...

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...

Decent Work and the 2030 Agenda

Decent work is an important principle underpinning our activities and something we must strive towards as a society,  and the priorities for decent work coincide with those of the Nordic Model. Together with our affiliates, we prioritise and promote these issues, taking a broader perspective. The concept...

Europe

EuropeEurope and the European institutions are important for us in the Nordic countries. These institutions were created around the concepts of peace, solidarity and cooperation. These are central values for the trade union movement. Other issues of importance for the Nordic trade union agenda on the EU-le...