Jonas Bals (b 1977, Norway) is a journeyman painter, adviser to the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) and literary critic.
He was earlier a political adviser to the Labour Party group in the Storting (parliament) and an adviser to the United Federation of Trade Unions. Bals was educated as a historian at the University of Copenhagen.
In his book Hvem skal bygge landet? (2017), he looks back to his first meeting with the building industry in the 1990s and highlights the developments which have led to both social dumping and organised labour market criminality.