Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions

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 900,000 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.

Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions
Full nameNorwegian Confederation of Trade Unions
Native nameLO
Landsorganisasjonen i Norge
AffiliationITUC, ETUC, NFS
Key peoplePresident Hans-Christian Gabrielsen
Office locationOslo, Norway
WebsiteOfficial website

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.

Affiliated unions

See also


  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. National Unions LO
  6. Norsk Flygerforbund: About us Contact website (in English)

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