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Roar Flåthen

Roar Flåthen
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Flåthen in 2007.
Leader of the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions
In office
17 April 2007 – 6 May 2013
Preceded byGerd-Liv Valla
Succeeded byGerd Kristiansen
Deputy Member of the Norwegian Parliament
In office
1 October 1985 – 30 September 1989
Personal details
Born (1950-01-15) 15 January 1950 (age 70)
Buskerud, Norway
Political partyLabour

Roar Flåthen (born 15 January 1950) is a Norwegian trade unionist and politician for the Norwegian Labour Party.

He was leader of the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions 2007 - 2013. He became the leader after Gerd-Liv Valla resigned on 9 March 2007 in the aftermath of the Valla scandal.

He has also represented the trade union in the National Wages Board,[1] before becoming the trade union's leader.

As a politician he served as a deputy representative to the Parliament of Norway from Buskerud during the term 1985–1989.[2]

As of 2014 he is a board member of Kongsberg Gruppen.


  1. ^ "Offisielt fra statsråd" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 23 March 2007.
  2. ^ "Roar Flåthen" (in Norwegian). Storting.
Business positions
Preceded by
Gerd-Liv Valla
Leader of the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions
Succeeded by
Gerd Kristiansen