Norway -Dispute on applicable agreement -December 09, 2012

In an ongoing conflict in the Risavika port the Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) and the Transport Workers’ Union (NTF) demand that the framework agreement for cargo-handling work (dockers) is applied. The conflict stems from the Risavika operator’s refusal to sign a new agreement that will give the dockers in NTF rights to all work carried out at the harbour. The NTF calls the harbour employer’s refusal to sign ‘a declaration of war’ and claims the harbours and terminals like Risavika want to use ‘underpaid foreign seafarers instead,’ to help with the vessel loading and unloading. However, Industri Energi, another trade union affiliated to confederation LO notes that the work at Risavika is carried out by union members. The key question is about which collective agreement that shall regulate wage and working conditions at the port.

English: http://www.newsinenglish.no/2013/12/09/dockers-fail-to-win-much-support/

http://www.industrienergi.no/modules/m02/article ...  

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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