Dear Peggy, dear comrades of LO, dear sisters and brothers in the Norwegian union movement, It was with sadness that I learned about the unexpected passing of the leader of LO-N, Hans-Cristian Gabrielsen. Our thoughts are with his family, his friends and you at this difficult time. I got to know Hans-Cristian as member of the ETUC Executive Committee. Mette introduced me to him, and we had several conversations not least about politics in Norway. He was clear and insightful in his contributions, driven in his will to improve the situation for the working class. He was committed to European and international trade union cooperation. If I will miss his comments and discussions, how great must be the loss you feel in LO-N. In the ETUC he worked with the other confederations in Norway to present your views and underline the positions of the Norwegian trade union movement. He will be remembered for his strong dedication to trade unionism and defending our values. I wish you strength in these difficult moments.
In Solidarity, Jan Willem Goudriaan EPSU General Secretary