Arbeiderbevegelsens Internasjonale Støttekomité


Alternate Names: International Solidarity Committee of the Norwegian Labour Movement
Duration: 1969 - 1994?
Location: Norway


Arbeiderbevegelsens Internasjonale Støttekomité (AIS, International Solidarity Committee of the Norwegian Labour Movement) was a solidarity committee organized under the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) supporting and working with international solidarity and union issues. The Norwegian Trade Union movement was one of the key movements in Norway supporting the liberation struggle in Southern Africa. The Trade Union movement's first direct involvement in campaigns against South Africa was a call for a consumer boycott of South African goods in 1959. From the 1970s the Trade Union movement participated in larger campaigns against South Africa in cooperation with political parties (Labour Party), Norwegian People's Aid and other Social Democratic organizations. AIS and LO worked closely with the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), which again worked with the emerging trade union movement inside South Africa during the 1970s and 1980s. LO and AIS also gave direct financial support to the liberation movements and the unions, and regularly met with ANC, although the "bulk of the labour movement's assistance for ANC was handled by the humanitarian organization Norwegian People's Aid" (Vetlsen).

Organizational Archive


Title: International Solidarity Committee of the Norwegian Labour Movement
Time Span: 1969 ?- 1994
Media: 17 Meters
Description: Archives of Arbeiderbevegelsens Internasjonale Støttekomité (AIS, International Solidarity Committee of the Norwegian Labour Movement).
Housed At: Labour movements archives and library [Arbeiderbevegelsens arkiv], AAB
Location: Folkets Hus, Youngsgate 11, N-0181 Oslo, Norway
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Restrictions: Permission required. Contact the librarian in advance
Reference Email: lesesal@arbark.no
Related Website: http://www.arbark.no