The structure of LO is characterized by the strong sovereignty of its member unions. LO's main role is thus to coordinate policies and provide service.
The Congress is the highest authority and is convened every four years. The 400 delegates will lay down objectives and policies.
The General Council , which is the highest authority between Congresses, has 47 members and meets 4-6 times a year. It is responsible for updating activities and objectives between Congresses. All affiliates are represented.
The Executive Committee is the highest authority in between the meetings of the General Council. Its members are appointed by the Congress. The Executive Committee meets once a week and its members are; LO's President, the LO-Vice President, the two Confederal Secretaries and ten representatives from the affiliated unions.
At the organisational level each department specialises in their particular trade union area while also taking part in cross-sectional projects.
The Political Management consists of LO's President, Vice-President and the two Confederal Secretaries. Click here to see the members of the Political Management and their areas of responsibility.
10. juni 2002