LO, The Danish Confederation of Trade Unions (Danish: LO, Landsorganisationen i Danmark or simply LO) was founded in 1898 and is an umbrella organisation (the largest of the three national trade union centers in Denmark) for 18 Danish trade unions.
The LO has a membership of 1,224,108 and cooperates with the two other Danish trade union centers, i.e. the AC – The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations and the FTF – Confederation of Professionals in Denmark.
Members of the 18 trade unions of the LO are typically skilled or unskilled manual labourers, tradesmen and blue-collar workers from the working class. Members may have a vocational education, but not a college or academic degree. A typical LO-member occupies a lower class position in society and earns an hourly wage.
LO-members are e.g. blue-collar workers, cleaners, bus drivers, plumbers, electricians, nursing assistants, hairdressers, painters, cosmeticians, gardeners, iron workers, dairymen, secretaries, technicians, assistants, etc.
The LO 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).
The LO carries the role of coordinating collective bargaining. It also seeks to influence the government and the political parties when it comes to drafting and implementing legislation, especially in relation to labour market policies. It represents the trade union movement's interests on various boards, commissions and committees.
Other articles related to "confederation, trade, unions, confederations, union":
... Canadian Confederation became a reality in 1867, but received much resistance from the merchant classes of Halifax, and from many prominent Halifax politicians due to the fact ... After confederation Halifax retained its British military garrison until British troops were replaced by the Canadian army in 1906 ... After Confederation, boosters of Halifax expected federal help to make the city's natural harbor Canada's official winter port and a gateway for trade with Europe ...
... Uniake was the first public figure to advocate for the Confederation of Canada, 51 years before it became a reality ... As a result, Uniacke advocated unions of the Maritime colonies and of the Canadas, beginning in 1806 when he presented a memoir on British North America at the Colonial Office ... in North America with a proposal for the confederation of the whole under one government” to the Colonial Office ...
... Historical confederations (especially those predating the 20th century) may not fit the current definition of a confederation, may be proclaimed as a ... Some have more the characteristics of a personal union, but they are listed here because of their self-styling. 1137–1716) Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (confederated personal union 1447–1492, 1501–1569, (different governments, armies, treasuries, laws, territories with borders ...
... Confederation Lake Water Aerodrome, (TC LID CJL7), is located on Confederation Lake, Ontario, Canada ...
Famous quotes containing the words unions and/or trade:
“The newly-formed clothing unions are ready to welcome her; but woman shrinks back from organization, Heaven knows why! It is perhaps because in organization one find the truest freedom, and woman has been a slave too long to know what freedom means.”
—Katharine Pearson Woods (18531923)
“...I lost myself in my work and never felt that marriage would give me the security I wanted. I thought that through the trade union movement we working women could get better conditions and security of mind.”
—Mary Anderson (18721964)