Norway -Utility workers strike -October 03, 2012

Utility workers went on strike after mediation broke down. The bargaining parties did not agree on minimum wage rates, travel rules and payment of working outside normal working hours. But it is said to be crucial to the breakdown that the employers required changes to the workers' pension plan shortly before the arbitration deadline expired. If a planned mobilisation takes place, 1,000 of 2,500 utility workers in the municipal sector will be on strike.



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