Norway -New agreement for hotel and restaurant employees -April 19, 2012

The trade union Fellesforbundet has called of a strike after negotiations resulted in higher wages and two guaranteed weeks of paid paternity leave for male employees in the hotel and restaurant branches. Hotel owners, some of whom feared a downturn in tourists from financially troubled countries, had resisted the union demands that lead to higher costs. But in the end they were keen to avoid a strike as the late spring- and summer tourist season gets underway. The agreement includes a pay increase for all categories of workers, improved paternity leave and a regulation of the use of temporary agency work.

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