The Nordic Transport Workers’ Federation (NTF)

The Nordic Transport Workers’ Federation (NTF) is an association of 47 transport workers trade unions from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. It was founded in 1908. The affiliated trade unions organise 400,000 transport workers, in seven industrial sections; Urban Transport, Road Transport, Railway, Dockers, Civil Aviation, Warehouse and Logistics, Seafarers and Fisheries.

NTF was set up to concentrate trade union strength throughout the Nordic transport industries. By uniting, we are able to speak with greater strength within the context of other international organisations such as the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF).

The NTF is actively engaged in a number of target areas. Its aim is to use united strength to combat every sort of social dumping, financial crime and attempts to undermine collective agreements or labour law. Using concerted agreements and actions we aim to promote both the support and encouragement of trade union solidarity within Nordic national borders and in particular, offer mutual assistance for industrial action. We are also committed to encouraging equality, social cohesion, international solidarity and equal opportunities for both women and men.