Norwegian Railways in Philately

   NORWAY: Centenary of The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions 12.04.1999  
Click to enlargeThis stamp was issued to celebrate the centenary of "LO-Landsorganisasjonen" (The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions). Depicted on the stamp is a statue called "Pioneren" (The Pioneer). It is located in front of the Union Headquarters in Oslo. This monument of a generic pioneer labourer carrying a sledgehammer, resembling a track-laying worker, was made in 1958 by the Norwegian sculptor Per Palle Storm. LO is decidedly the largest and most influential workers' organisation in Norway, and the *railway workers' union founded in 1892 became part of the Confederation in 1919. It has a strong position in society and has set its stamp on society's development throughout the whole of the last century.

Catalogue Nos.: Sc 1223 / SG / Mi 1318 / YT / NK 1361

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