Norway - Government imposes arbitration to end hospital strike - July 21, 2010

After two weeks, the government has ended a strike by members of the YS Confederation of Vocational Unions in the hospitals by imposing compulsory arbitration. YS president Tore Eugen Kvalheim said to be disappointed with the government’s action having taken measures to ensure patient safety during the strike, and argued that it had been up to the employer’s organisation, Spekter, to call for arbitration and not the government. The union congratulated its members on their willingness to take strike action in support of equal pay for work of equal value.


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