Trade unions in the Nordic countries have baulked at proposals which they see as undermining collective bargaining.
Lizette Risgaard, Hans-Christian Gabrielsen and Therese Svanström
Lizette Risgaard is president of the Danish Trade Union Confederation (FH). Hans-Christian Gabrielsen is president of the Norwegian Trade Union Confederation (LO). Therese Svanström is president of the Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees (TCO). This article is co-authored by Bente Sorgenfrey, first vice-president of FH; Lars Qvistgaard, president of the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne); Peggy Hessen Følsvik, vice-president of LO (Norway); Ragnhild Lied, president of the Confederation of Unions for Professionals (Unio, Norway); Kjetil Rekdal, vice-president of Unio; Erik Kollerud, president of the Confederation of Vocational Unions (YS, Norway); Hans-Erik Skjæggerud, vice-president of YS; Susanna Gideonsson, president of the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO); Therese Guovelin, first vice-president of the LO (Sweden); Peter Hellberg, vice-President, TCO, and Göran Arrius, president, Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations (Saco).