Condolences on the passing of Hans-Christian Gabrielsen On behalf of industriAll Europe, I would like to express our sincere and heartfelt condolences on the passing of your President, Hans-Christian Gabrielsen. Both the Norwegian and the European trade union movement have lost a remarkable personality and a leader of great integrity. Hans-Christian was well-known on the European scene. We remember him from meetings in Brussels at both confederal (ETUC) and sectoral level. Before he joined the LO in 2013, he took part in a number of our sectoral events. Hans-Christian was always friendly, he listened carefully and commented on complex issues with remarkable insight. I knew Hans-Christian personally for 25 years and met with him on a number of occasions. I was Chair of the EMF Task Force on EWCs in the late nineties when he was the Fellesforbundet member. We had lengthy exchanges, both formal and informal. We were also friends on a personal level, as we went through some similar changes in our personal lives at the same time 20 years ago. I was in his office as late as 2019, to discuss European collective bargaining. Hans-Christian will be remembered as a strong voice of the Norwegian and Nordic trade unions. Our thoughts and sympathy go also to his wife and family.
Industri All Europa, Luc Triangle General Secretary