Continued cooperation between the LO and the Social Democrat Party
The LO Congress established that “the LO has ideological links with social democracy, which has its roots in the needs and aspirations of the working class”. The Congress also stated that each individual will of course support the party of his choice, but that “trade unions have a collective interest in closer cooperation with a political party with the same ideological vision. As unions, we see the advantages derived from a collective political standpoint and from using party politics to promote the interests of the working class.”
Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) organises 15 unions with a union density of 76 percent of the blue collar workers. Wanja Lundby-Wedin is president of LO and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).