GS (Swedish union)

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GS
Full name GS - Facket för skogs-, trä- och grafisk bransch
Founded 2009
Members 65,000
Affiliation LO
Key people Per-Olof Sjöö, president
Office location Stockholm, Sweden
Country Sweden
Website www.gsfacket.se

GS is a trade union in Sweden established June 1, 2009 through the merging of Swedish Forest and Wood Workers' Union and Swedish Graphic Workers' Union. It has a membership of 65,000 and organizes workers in the forestry, woodworking and graphic industries. Members work in locations ranging from printing works and newspapers to advertising, web- and media companies, packaging-, envelope- and wallpaper factories, as well as in the forestry and wood working industries.

GS is affiliated with the Swedish Trade Union Confederation.

Unions prior to June 2009[edit]

Swedish Graphic Workers' Union[edit]

Skogs- och Träfacket
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Full name Swedish Forest and Wood Workers' Union
Native name Skogs- och Träfacket
Founded 1998
Date dissolved June 1, 2009
GS
Members 55,000
Affiliation LO
Key people Kjell Dahlström, president
Office location Stockholm, Sweden
Country Sweden
Website www.skogstrafacket.org

The Swedish Graphic Workers' Union (GF) was a trade union, founded in 1973. At the time of the merge it had 23,000 members. GF represented workers in locations ranging from printing works and newspapers to advertising, web- and media companies and others working in packaging-, envelope- and wallpaper factories. GF was affiliated with the Swedish Trade Union Confederation.

Swedish Forest and Wood Workers' Union[edit]

GF
GF logo.png
Full name Swedish Graphic Workers' Union
Native name Grafiska Fackförbundet - Mediafacket
Founded 1973
Date dissolved June 1, 2009
GS Facket
Members 23,000
Affiliation LO
Key people Tommy Andersson, president
Office location Stockholm, Sweden
Country Sweden
Website www.gf.se

The Swedish Forest and Wood Workers' Union (Skogs- och Träfacket) was a trade union, formed in 1998 by the merger of the Swedish Forest Workers' Union, and the Swedish Wood Workers' Union. It had a membership of 55,000 before it was merged with Swedish Graphic Workers' Union to form GS. It was formed in 1998 by Skogs- och Träfacket was affiliated with the Swedish Trade Union Confederation.

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References[edit]

  • ICTUR et al.,, ed. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7.