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LO, The Danish Confederation of Trade Unions
LO, Landsorganisationen i Danmark
Founded 1898
Members 1,224,108 (2009)
Country Denmark
Affiliation ITUC, ETUC, TUAC, NFS
Key people President Harald Børsting
(formerly unskilled fisherman)
Office location Copenhagen, Denmark
Website lo.dk in English

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 – often with no pension.

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.

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LO
Danish Confederation of Trade Unions
Landsorganisationen i Danmark
Founded1898
Members1.34 million
CountryDenmark
AffiliationITUC, ETUC, TUAC, NFS
Key peopleHarald Børsting, president
Office locationCopenhagen, Denmark
Websitewww.lo.dk

The Danish Confederation of Trade Unions (Danish: Landsorganisationen i Danmark or LO) is a national trade union centre, an umbrella organisation for Danish trade unions, founded January 3, 1898.[1] The organisation is the largest national trade union confederation in Denmark, its affiliates gathering approximately 1.34 million members, mainly Blue-collar workers.

The Danish Confederation of Trade Unions 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.

The Danish labour market has a high level of unionisation compared to most other European countries, approximately 75 percent.

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