Norway - Train engineers back into mediation - October 31, 2016

Locomotive engineers working for state railway NSB were gearing for a meeting at the national mediator’s office on 15 October 2015. The worker representatives announced that they were preparing a proposal for a possible settlement. The strike at Norwegian State Railways (NSB) and CargoNet began on 29 September 2016. The trade union of train personnel (NLF) said that drivers had to intensify their action because there had been no contacts between the union and the employers. NSB and CargoNet – both state owned – have introduced plans to drastically reduce the training programs for locomotive drivers. The NLF is demanding that the companies accept a national training program as the basis for all locomotive drivers training and that this program is developed on a tripartite level by the authorities, employers and trade unions.

English: http://www.norhouse.com/norway-news/

http://www.itfglobal.org/en/news-events/news/2016/october/support-norways-train-drivers ...  

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