Norway - Hotel and restaurant workers go on strike - April 30, 2016

Around 3,500 workers at 363 hotels and restaurants were called out on strike on 24 April, after nearly 12 hours of negotiations in overtime failed to produce a settlement with hotel and restaurant employers.  The action disrupted operations at the hotels and restaurants involved but also at a string of canteens for both private and public sector workers, including those at the parliament building (Stortinget), government ministries, the national hospital (Rikshospitalet) and the Oslo Police District’s headquarters. Trade union Fellesforbundet representing the hotel and restaurant workers and the organisation representing hotel and restaurant employers (NHO Reiseliv) failed to resolve their differences despite efforts of a state mediator.


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