Norway -Dispute unions and employers over equal treatment of agency workers -September 20, 2013

Trade unions and employers’ organisation Norsk Industri have started a row over the equal treatment of agency workers. The disagreement originates in the interpretation of the temporary agency Directive that came into force on 1 January 2013. Norsk Industri has argued that the equal treatment legislated in the directive is limited to wages, whereas trade unions argue that the Directive gives agency workers the right to travel reimbursement, room and board and the so-called ´town allowance´, which is a 20% above base salary allowance for working away from home. If unions and employers fail to come to an agreement, the matter will be settled in court.

English: http://www.staffingindustry.com/eng/Research-Publications/Daily-News/Norway ...  

 

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