Council of Nordic Trade Unions

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Full name Council of Nordic Trade Unions
Native name Nordens Fackliga Samorganisation (Swe.), Pohjolan Ammatillinen Yhteisjärjestö (Fin.), Nordens Faglige Samorganisasjon (Nor.)
Founded 1972
Members 9 million
Affiliation Independent
Key people Christina Colclough, general secretary
Office location Stockholm, Sweden
Country Nordic countries

The Council of Nordic Trade Unions (NFS) is a regional trade union federation. It represents 9 million members from 16 national trade unions in the Nordic countries of Europe. It was founded in 1972, and has close ties with the Baltic Sea Trade Union Network (BASTUN). The main task of NFS is to co-ordinate trade union activities in the Nordic countries, particularly with regard to employment, economic policy and different social issues. General Secretary, since 2014, is Magnus Gissler.[1]

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