Norway - Central agreement signed - November 30, 2017

The trade union confederation LO and employers’ organisation NHO concluded the collective negotiations for a framework agreement (hovedavtalen). The central agreement, that originates from 1935, is the main reference for sectoral agreements and regulations and is reviewed every four years. The agreement affects some 345,000 employees in 12,000 companies and expires in 2021. It does not settle salaries but defines, for instance, the procedures to undertake in cases of disputes and redundancies, and especially provisions related to workers representation. The negotiators made ‘small but significant’ changes to conditions related to the union representative mandates and to rules on the signing of written protocols.

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