Swedish Transport Workers' Union
|Full name||Swedish Transport Worker's Union|
|Native name||Svenska Transportarbetareförbundet|
|Affiliation||LO, ITF, UNI|
|Key people||Lars Lindgren|
|Office location||Stockholm, Sweden|
The Swedish Transport Worker's Union (abbreviated to Transport) was created in 1897 on initiative by Charles Lindley (1865–1957) and is today part of the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (referred to as LO in Sweden).
The union's motto is: "The collective agreement defends you if you defend the collective agreement!" (Kollektivavtalet försvarar dig om du försvarar kollektivavtalet!).
There are 30 local chapters around Sweden that assists members. The union leader is Lars Lindgren.
The headquarters are located on Olof Palmes street 29, right across from the so-called LO-castle around Norra Bantorget in Stockholm.
The union has today (as of 2005) 72 000 members who work in many different fields, such as:
- Surveillance and security (Security guards, Airport security personnel, Parking attendants)
- Dockyard workers
- Newspaper delivery
- Advertisement distributors
- Automobile towing
- Tire shops
- Gas stations
- Airport personnel (Loaders, mechanics)
- Road transport
The union also support an active international union cooperation and is a member of several international labor organizations:
- Nordic Transport Workers Federation (NTF)
- European Transport Workders Federation (ETF)
- Union Network International (UNI)
- International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)