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 is conducting a research project on the implementation of EU’s finance regulation in the Nordic countries. The project is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

The NFU Conference 2017

NFU is hosting the two-day conference “The Nordic model disrupted – A seismic shift or a natural development?” in Reyjavik, Iceland on June 20 – 21 2017. The conference will cover themes like the future of the Nordic bank and insurance sector and the importance of cross-border trade union work.

Supporting organizing in the Baltics

NFU is supporting 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.

Nordic training programme

NFU is committed to strengthen the Nordic trade union cooperation. During 2016-2017 NFU is arranging 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.

Performance Measurement Systems

Performance Measurement Systems are widespread in the Nordic Bank and Insurance sectors, affecting the way finance employees carry out and conduct their work. NFU has published the report “Do you measure up? – A study on performance measurement systems in the Nordic financial sectors” and Guidelines on Performance measurement systems.