What We Do

What we do

The financial sectors are always developing, and so is the work and priorities of NFU.

The one thing all our projects and advocacy work have in common is that we do it to promote the interests of the Nordic finance employees.

This is some of the work that we do to promote sustainable and fair financial sectors for all:

Influencing the EU

NFU is continuously working to improve the output of EU regulation. By monitoring the regulatory development and influencing the EU, NFU makes sure that the employee perspectives is taken into account. NFU is an active stakeholder at the EU level and has succeeded in influencing several EU regulations.

Research project on the implementation of finance regulation

Together with researchers from Copenhagen Business School, NFU has conducted a research project on the implementation of EU’s finance regulation in the Nordic countries. The project was funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Coping with Compliance

NFU is a knowledge hub in the Nordic financial sectors. The NFU study ”Coping with Compliance” (2018) focuses on the effects of regulatory requirements on employees’ work and wellbeing. The study show that compliance leads to growing pressure on finance employees, forcing them to choose between providing good customer service and following rules and regulation.

Nordic training programme

NFU is committed to strengthen the Nordic trade union cooperation. In 2016-2017 NFU arranged a training programme for high level trade union representatives from all of the Nordic countries.

Promoting constructive social dialogue

NFU is the Nordic representative in the European Sectoral Social dialogues in Bank and Insurance, coordinating the NFU participation. By participating, NFU supports social dialogue in Europe and promotes the interests of our member unions at European level.

Supporting organizing in the Baltics

NFU supports the organizing of union members in the finance sector in Estonia. The project runs for three years to help grow the finance union in Estonia and build stronger union structures for the future.