Norway - Nurses' union anger at arbitration - February 15, 2010

The NSF nurses' union is angry that the government has intervened in the union's dispute with private sector health employers. The union had been trying to ensure that nurses employed by companies in the NHO employers' federation in line with nurses in the public sector. The employers threatened to close a hospital in reaction to the union's industrial action and the government stepped in to force the dispute to arbitration. The union has called on the government to abide by Convention 94 of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) that calls for contracts issued by public authorities to maintain pay in conditions in line with practice in the sector. NSF has been trying to negotiate a collective agreement with NHO for three years and resorted to strike action after arbitration failed.


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