Priorities and most important tasks
- Secure the best wage and working conditions for members
- Provide legal advice and assistance in employment related matters
- Offer a wide range of courses and professional networks
- Demonstrate the key role engineers and technologists play in society
NITO organises engineers and technologists at advanced college/university level who have completed at least a three-year degree programme in engineering or technology, or who can document equivalent competence.
Present membership fee for ordinary membership is NOK 4428 and for student members NOK 300 (the entire study period).
NITO has 20 local branches covering the entire country, and nearly 2000 workplace groups and 6000 shop stewards and local representatives. Most of our occupationally active members are affiliated to a local branch, and with a few exceptions, the geographical reach of the local branches follow Norway's county municipal borders.
NITO was founded in 1936, and is an independent union with no party political affiliation.
NITO is led by a Board of Representatives. The day-to-day running of the union is carried out by shop stewards and elected union representatives at different levels of the organisation.
The administrative secretariat is headed by a General Secretary. There are 100 employees in the head office in Oslo, in addition to 24 employees in the branch offices.