$1.2 million given to the AUF
The Norwegian United Federation of Trade Unions (Fellesforbundet) is giving 7 million kroner to the AUF to support efforts to rebuild and develop Utøya.
“Money cannot turn back time and alleviate the loss of those who went away. Money cannot ease the pain of the injured and their loved ones. Money cannot help those who were in any way involved in the two dramas,” said the Joint Association chairman Arve Bakke when he gave an account of the congress’s decision Friday night.
“It is only our ever-present concern that can. But money can help make sure we rise up again in the wake of the horrific events,” said Bakke.
The Norwegian United Federation of Trade Unions lost three of its members in the massacre of Utøya. Snorre Haller (30), Syvert Knudsen (17) and Fredrik Lund Schjetne (18) were all killed.
The money given to the AUF and the Norwegian People’s Aid comes from the sale of two of the union’s cottages.
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