Norway’s Trade Union opens election campaign
The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) is already now mobilising its 867,000 members with the aim to re-elect the present red-green coalition government under Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.
LO has presented 41 questions to the different parties, and demands the answers by August 4. The election will take place September 14.
The Norwegian Trade Union wants to preserve the present sick-pay scheme, prevent the establishment of more private schools and defend nation-wide wage agreements. At the same time the organization will reject any attempts at a privatisation of public welfare services.
President of LO Roar Flåthen points to the fact that at the last parliamentary election, LO had more members than the number of people who voted for the Labor Party.
LO is decidedly the largest and most influential workers’ organization in Norway. The organization has a strong position in Norwegian community and has set its stamp on society’s development for more than 100 years.