Confederation of Vocational Unions

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YS
Yrkesorganisasjonenes Sentralforbund (logo).jpg
Full name Confederation of Vocational Unions
Native name Yrkesorganisasjonenes Sentralforbund
Founded 17 January 1977
Members 215,000
Country Norway
Affiliation ITUC, ETUC, NFS, TUAC
Key people President Tore Eugen Kvalheim
Office location Oslo, Norway
Website Official website

The Confederation of Vocational Unions (Norwegian: Yrkesorganisasjonenes Sentralforbund, YS) is a national trade union center, an umbrella organization of labour unions in Norway.

It was established in 1977 as a non-partisan alternative to the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO). As at 2009 it had about 215,000 members.[1] It is a member body of the International Trade Union Confederation, the European Trade Union Confederation, the Council of Nordic Trade Unions and the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD.[2]

Leaders have been Egil Sandberg (1977–1981),[3] Eldri Langåker (1981–1986),[4] Gunnar Caspersen (acting, 1986–1987),[5] Jan Andersen-Gott (1987–1993),[6] Eva Bjøreng (1993–1996),[7] Randi Bjørgen (1996–2006),[8] and Tore Eugen Kvalheim (2006–present).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Yrkesorganisasjonenes Sentralforbund". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 30 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Om YS" (in Norwegian). Confederation of Vocational Unions. Retrieved 30 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Kvalheim, Tore Eugen (16 April 2009). "Egil Sandberg (obituary)". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 
  4. ^ "Jubilanter". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 3 March 2004. 
  5. ^ Kristensen, Dag Arne; Solmark, Arild (20 February 2000). "Gunnar Caspersen (obituary)". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 
  6. ^ "Jan Andersen-Gott 60 år 5. oktober" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 28 September 2001. 
  7. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Eva Bjøreng". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 30 July 2010. 
  8. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Randi Bjørgen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 30 July 2010.