Norway - Responsibility for the wage setting - February 28, 2017

The social partners are responsible for wage setting and therefore they are responsible for solving the problem. That was the government’s message to Efta’s surveillance authority ESA. ESA believes Norway is in breach of the EEA agreement when demanding that businesses that post workers there must pay compensation for travel, board and lodging in line with existing collective agreements. The government’s letter is unusual. It is a response to a so-called letter of formal notice, the first step in a process at the end of which ESA can take a country to the Efta Court.

English: ...  

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) or the communications officer at the ETUI, Willy De Backer For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit Since June 2013 readers can consult our archive and search through all articles in our database at www.cbnarchive.euYou may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at

© ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2016. All rights reserved. We encourage the distribution of this newsletter and of the information it contains, for non-commercial purposes and provided the source is credited. The ETUI is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. The ETUI is financially supported by the European Union. The European Union is not responsible for any use made of the information contained in this publication.
This email is sent from

News Archive