Norway -State sector negotiations become a battle -May 24, 2o12

The negotiations in the state sector have turned into a battle on wage compensation after mediation failed. It is the first time in 28 years that civil servants at state level go on strike. A demonstration is announced for 30 May in Oslo, with other meetings planned all over the country. Government and union negotiators are arguing over the size of raises won by workers within industries that negotiate their wage agreement first, when annual talks get underway in the late winter and early spring. The union demands are in line with the wage development in several other branches. Negotiations were held on the hiring in of workers, on inconvenient working hours and work in evenings and on weekends.

English: http://www.newsinenglish.no/2012/05/25/nationwide-strike-set-to-spread/

Norwegian: http://www.lostat.no/loenn-og-avtaler-i-staten/streikero-i-pinsen ...

http://www.lostat.no/forsiden/streik-i-staten-article497-6.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18188917

 

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