Tag Archive for LO

And the prize goes to…

The Arthur Svensson Award was instituted last year: The award will be given to a person or organisation for outstanding contributions made to promoting union rights and/or strengthening trade unionship at an international or national level. It was awarded this year to…

LO’s Gerd Kristiansen not in the know

LO’s deputy leader Ms. Gerd Kristiansen has been to Palestine and met with Salam Fayyad, with whom she is appropriately impressed. LO notes: “It is impressive to debate with Salam Fayyad, who meets all difficulties with concrete measures” says Kristiansen.…

Ship of fools in search of skipper

In medieval times, society heartlessly rid itself of the mad and the sad by paying mariners to take them away. In today’s Europe the inmates are running the asylums, and the asylums are crusading against Israel. The Norwegian Palestine-Lobby, which…

LO, COSATU and the Socialist Left

LO is Norway’s largest TUC. When Minister of Development Erik Solheim (Socialist Left) visited South Africa in February 2009, LO wrote him a letter asking him to meet with the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). In terms of…

LO (TUC) and the Naqba

LO is Norway’s most powerful trade union confederation. In the May 1st parade in Trondheim this year, the Palestinian cause attracted the largest following. In LO leader Roar Flåthen’s May 1st speech he singled out one country – Israel –…

Norway, the Trade Unions and Israel

The two main Trade Union Confederations in Norway are LO and YS, with the former having strong ties to the Labor movement. LO’s description of itself on its website: ” The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) is decidedly the largest and most influential workers’…