Norway -Changes in work rules disputed with large strike -January 28, 2015

The main trade unions organised a widespread political strike, to demonstrate their unhappiness over the government’s proposed changes in work rules. The union action disrupted public transport and daily life nationwide.

The main trade unions organised a widespread political strike, to demonstrate their unhappiness over the government’s proposed changes in work rules. The union action disrupted public transport and daily life nationwide. The protest against the government’s proposed changes to the law called arbeidsmiljøloven, which regulates working conditions, will continue. Trade union leaders claim the changes will raise the risk of more forced overtime and more weekend work, and allow employers to hire more temporary workers instead of offering them full-time jobs. They fear a decline in job protection and claim the changes will shift more power to employers at the expense of employees.

English: http://www.tnp.no/norway/panorama/4795-political-strike-in-norway-continues ...  

http://www.newsinenglish.no/2015/01/23/political-strike-to-hit-next-week/  


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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