FTF – Confederation of Professionals in Denmark

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Full nameFTF – Confederation of Professionals in Denmark
Native nameFTF
Members450,000 (2009)
AffiliationITUC, ETUC, TUAC, NFS
Key peoplePresident Bente Sorgenfrey
(B.A. of Social Education, MPA)
Office locationCopenhagen, Denmark
Websiteftf.dk in English

FTF – Confederation of Professionals in Denmark (Danish: FTF) was founded in 1952 and is an umbrella organisation (one of the three national trade union centers) for 86 Danish trade unions.

The FTF has a membership of 450,000 and cooperates with the two other Danish trade union centers, i.e. the AC – The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations and the LO, The Danish Confederation of Trade Unions.

Members of the 86 trade unions of the FTF are typically employees with a higher education and an academic degree (e.g. a bachelor's degree or a master's degree) or a first professional degree. Some members don't have a higher education but a vocational education ("white-collar workers"). A typical FTF-member occupies a middle or upper middle position in society as regards salary and pension benefits. Many FTF-members are leaders.

FTF-members are e.g. pharmaconomists, journalists, medical laboratory scientists, teachers, bank employees, physical therapists, businesspersons, actors, dental hygienists, police officers, podiatrists, engineers, nurses, stage directors, social workers, radiographers etc.

The FTF is affiliated with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC) and the Council of Nordic Trade Unions (NFS).

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