David Redvaldsen

David Redvaldsen is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Social Work, University of Agder. He is a historian of Britain and Norway in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Click here for more information about David.

Contributions to nordics.info

National trade union confederations have played an important role in Nordic society and politics throughout the twentieth century. Today, their role is increasingly challenged.

2019.02.19 | Article, David Redvaldsen, Labour markets

Labour movement in the Nordic countries

The 'labour movement' refers to the network of political, industrial, voluntary, educational and recreational organisations with a socialist or labour ethos. From the late nineteenth century, its aim was to improve living and working conditions for blue-collar workers and their families, and was organised around national trade union…