United Federation of Trade Unions
|Full name||United Federation of Trade Unions|
|Founded||8 May 1988|
|Key people||Jørn Eggum, president|
|Office location||Oslo, Norway|
It is affiliated with the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO). The union organizes mainly members in the iron and metal industry, the shipbuilding industry, graphical sector, car repair workshops, aircraft repair workshops, hotel- and restaurants, the textile industry, the shoe industry, the building trade, the building industry, the paper industry, graphical branches, fish farming, and agriculture and forestry. More than 200 different trades and occupations are covered by the union.
It was established on 8 May 1988 as a merger among:
- the Norwegian Union of Clothing Workers (Bekledningsarbeiderforbundet, established 1890)
- Norwegian Union of Building Industry Workers (Norsk Bygningsindustriarbeiderforbund, established 1923)
- Norwegian Union of Iron and Metalworkers (Norsk Jern- og Metallarbeiderforbund, established 1891)
- Norwegian Union of Paper Industry Workers (Norsk Papirindustriarbeiderforbund, established 1913)
- the Norwegian Union of Forestry and Land Workers (Norsk Skog- og Landarbeiderforbund, established 1927)
The Norwegian Graphical Union (Norsk Grafisk Forbund, established 1882) subsequently joined in 2006 and the Hotel and Restaurant Workers Union in Norway (Norsk Hotell- og Restaurantarbeiderforbund, established 1932) joined in 2007.
Presidents have been John Stene (1988–1991), Kjell Bjørndalen (1991–2007), Arve Bakke (2007–2015) and Jørn Eggum 2015-present).
- ICTUR et al.,, ed. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7.