Norway - Strike looms in alcohol supply - August 31, 2016

Trade union Handel og Kontor is taking the national supply of alcohol hostage in ongoing negotiations concerning pension plans. Employees of the state-owned alcohol monopoly, Vinmonopolet, will go on strike unless the union's demands are met, effectively forcing the country into sobriety. The union is demanding an agreement that gives it influence over potential future reforms so that it can prevent worsening conditions.

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