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Trine Lise Sundnes: Nordic workers’ voice at the ILO

Trine Lise Sundnes: Nordic workers’ voice at the ILO

The most important labour-regulating conventions were first introduced in Europe before being exported to countries elsewhere. Yet these same rights are now under threat from European countries looking for more ways to cut costs in the face of the economic crisis, says Trine Lise Sundnes, who represents Nordic workers on the ILO’s governing body.

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Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir: The gender pay gap is now the most important equality issue

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir: The gender pay gap is now the most important equality issue

Iceland’s Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir has managed what many thought near impossible. She has cut public spending in the wake of the market crash without negatively impacting Iceland’s social security system.

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Palle Ørbæk signals new course for Europe’s work environment policies

Palle Ørbæk signals new course for Europe’s work environment policies

Making sure people can work to their best capacity should be a top priority when improving working environments says Palle Ørbæk, director general at the Danish Research Centre for the Working Environment. Ten other top European working environment researchers are backing him.

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Kristin Skogen Lund: NHO's new Director General getting down to business

Kristin Skogen Lund: NHO's new Director General getting down to business

The wind in Kristin Skogen Lund’s sails has increased lately. As President of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) and a Telenor Group Director she has topped the list of Norway’s most powerful women two years in a row. Each time another top job has become available she has been touted as a possible candidate. But now that has ended: from 1 November Kristin Skogen Lund is the NHO’s Director General.

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Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson: I believe the future is Nordic

Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson: I believe the future is Nordic

As the EU focuses intensively on the Euro and other economic problems, it has never been more important to intensify Nordic cooperation says the new President of the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO), Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson. Soon he and the LO leadership set off on a Nordic tour to see LO colleagues, starting off in Norway. “We are among the world’s most competitive countries, and if we could share our strengths we could become a cutting edge region,” he says.

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