Norwegian Union of Building Industry Workers

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The Norwegian Union of Building Industry Workers (Norwegian: Norsk Bygningsindustriarbeiderforbund) was a trade union in Norway, organized under the national Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions.

It was founded in 1923 as the Norwegian Union of Building Workers (Norwegian: Norsk Bygningsarbeiderforbund). It was a merger between some smaller unions as well as parts of the Norwegian Union of General Workers. When it was merged with Norsk Høvleriarbeiderforbund (established 1911) in 1949, it changed its name to the Norwegian Union of Building Industry Workers. In 1961 it absorbed Norsk Stenindustriarbeiderforbund (established 1896) and in 1976 it absorbed Norsk Murerforbund.[1]

Chairmen include Elias Volan (1923–1927),[2] Jens Tangen (1935–1940).[3] Ingvald B. Aase served as secretary in 1930 and became chairman in 1933.[4]

In 1988 it was merged with the Norwegian Union of Clothing Workers, the Norwegian Union of Iron and Metalworkers, the Norwegian Union of Paper Industry Workers and the Norwegian Union of Forestry and Land Workers to form the United Federation of Trade Unions.[5] It had about 63,000 members before the merger.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Norsk Bygningsindustriarbeiderforbund". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 17 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Bjørgum, Jorunn. "Elias Volan". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Pryser, Tore (1995). "Tangen, Jens". In Dahl, Hans Fredrik. Norsk krigsleksikon 1940-45. Oslo: Cappelen. Retrieved 2 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ingvald Berentin Aase" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD). Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  5. ^ "In English". United Federation of Trade Unions. Retrieved 2 August 2010.