Nominations open for the 2018 Arthur Svensson Prize

tirsdag 26. september 2017

Norwegian and international unions are invited to nominate candidates for the 2018 Arthur Svensson International Prize for Trade Union Rights. The deadline is 1. January 2018.

In 2010 the Arthur Svensson Prize was established by Industri Energi. The Prize has been awarded to persons and organizations fighting for workers pay and working conditions and for the right to organize. Without strong unions the crisis of unfair wealth distribution and social unrest can never be solved in a way that truly benefits working people.

Amongst the previous winners we find the teachers union in Bahrain, the Miners union in Mexico, textile workers in Cambodia and many more.

Last year the prize was awarded to the South African union CSAAWU. CSAAWU represents rural workers against slave like labour conditions, discrimination and severe exploitation.

How to nominate a candidate

Please submit nominations by using the form on the Arthur Svensson Prize webpage.

Alternatively, nominations can be sent by e-mail to Espen Løken.

  • Who are eligible for the Prize? The Prize is awarded to a person or organisation that has worked predominately to promote trade union rights and/or strengthen trade union organisations. Deceased persons cannot be nominated.
  • Who can nominate candidates? Representatives and employees of trade unions throughout the world can nominate candidates for the prize.
  • Nomination reguirements: The nomination must include arguments why the candidate deserves the prize. It must also be clear who is making the nomination and the nominator’s relation to the proposed candidate.
  • Language: Nominations must be completed in one of the following languages: Norwegian, English, French or Spanish.
  • Deadline: 1. January 2018.