About NFU

Promoting the interests of Nordic financial trade unions in Europe

This is NFU

NFU – Nordic Financial Unions is a lobbying organization that promotes the interests of Nordic financial trade unions in Europe. Through our seven member unions, NFU is the voice of the employees in the Nordic financial sectors.

Everything NFU does is for the benefit of the employees in the Nordic financial sectors.

Our Member Unions

NFU represents seven trade unions in the bank, finance and insurance sectors in all the Nordic countries.

Our Mission and Vision

The NFU Mission and Vision is the long-term goals for NFU, setting the frames for our daily work and lobbying efforts.

Our Mission

NFU is a lobbying organization promoting the interests of Nordic financial trade unions in Europe.

Through a high level of competence and dialogue we contribute to shaping a sustainable financial sector, fundamental for job creation.

NFU creates value for the affiliates by acting as a knowledge hub among trade unions in the Nordic financial sectors.

Our Vision

NFU strives to make the financial sectors prosper in a way that is sustainable for employees, companies, consumers and society.

This is done through influencing regulation, framework conditions and business strategies that support job creation and economic growth.

The History of NFU

1923
The Nordic Bank Unions (NBU) is founded.

1930’s
Bankers unions in Denmark, Norway and Sweden creates a system for financial support in the case of labour market conflicts.

1944
The Nordic Insurance Unions (NIU) is founded.

1975
NBU holds its first Nordic training programme for representatives from its member unions.

1990
Swedish and Finnish bank employees go out in strike, 3 respectively 5 weeks. The NBU conflict support-fund provides financial support.

1988 – 1995
Challenging years in the Nordic financial sectors, with down-sizing and lay-offs.

1999
Nordic Financial Unions, NFU is founded when the Nordic Bank Unions and Nordic Insurances Unions merges.

2008
The financial crisis hits the US market and quickly spreads to the rest of the world.

2009
In the aftermath of the crisis, EU starts to push out financial regulation. NFU changes direction and becomes a lobbying organization.

2016
NFU signs agreement to support organising in Estonia’s finance sectors, within the framework of Baltic Organising Academy (BOA).