Norway - Agreement for hotel and restaurant workers - May 31, 2016

The lengthy and highly disruptive hotel strike that was reported in last month’s Newsletter ended in what the trade unions were calling a victory. Hotels that have been closed by the strike were due to reopen on 21 May. The trade union federation Fellesforbundet reached an agreement with hotel and restaurant employers’ organization NHO. Striking hotel workers were jubilant after they prevailed in their demands for the right to local negotiations and higher wages for the lowest-paid hotel workers.


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