Norway -Culture sector employers refused invitation to re-negotiate pension scheme -August 01, 2015

Employers in the culture sector have refused to start negotiations over a new pension scheme for workers in theatre, ballet, opera and orchestras. The Fagforbundet trade union of the sector had proposed a new hybrid pension scheme to replace the current defined benefits scheme. Employers’ organisation Spekter refused to discuss hybrid options and wants to change to a full-defined contributions scheme.


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