Norway - Deal for 2.4 percent wage increase - March 31, 2017

The trade unions and the biggest employers' organisation have agreed a wage deal for 2017, avoiding a strike. The agreement will result in a 2.4 percent increase in wages. The agreement between the unions LO and YS and the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), covers a broad section of manufacturing workers and is expected to set guidelines for other wage talks in the country. The deal includes workers in the oil industry, but employees working on many offshore drilling rigs will hold their own wage talks later.

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