Norway -Laid off foreign workers deprived from unemployment benefits -August 10, 2015

As layoffs in the oil industry abound, many foreign workers and expatriates who have lost their jobs are discovering that they are being denied unemployment benefits. They are often forced to leave the country when faced with the loss of income. The trade union for engineers and other workers in the technology sector talks about a ‘lose-lose’ situation because employers lose valuable competence and the workers run into serious problems.


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